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Label: Star Chaser Records - Nashville
Artists Genre: Country
Destined to become an important song in the history of
patriotism and the support of our troops, this song is
getting rave reviews patriotic tune, "Thank You",
raising money to support the USO & troops wounded
while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and honoring
all veterans for their service to are country in the
past. Song performed by a former Army Vet & Released
on Vet own Star Chaser Records- Nashville
Former Army Vet Hank Brake to Perform for Vietnam
During Operation Welcome Home in Las Vegas
The Aviation Nation Foundation proudly announces that
Vet own Star Chaser Recording Artist Hank Brake will
perform live on stage during the Operation Welcome
Home celebration weekend in Las Vegas, NV. Operation
Welcome Home is being presented by Las Vegas and the
U.S. Air Force over Veterans Day weekend, Nov.
Mr. Brake's newest release, "Thank You", has been
chosen as the theme song for Operation Welcome Home,
the "Thank You and Welcome Home" event to honor the
2.7 million Vietnam Veterans who served.
Hank recorded this moving tribute, written by Daniel
Smith, in honor of all past and present members of our
Armed Forces, but most especially for his Uncle, Army
1st Lieutenant Kenneth Slaughter, who was killed in
action in Vietnam in 1970. "I finally found a way to
say Thank You to my Uncle for his service to our
country. I only wish he was here so I could shake his
hand and say it to him personally", says Mr. Brake.
"My goal is to have any American who has ever worn the
uniform, past or present, to hear the song and
understand just how much we appreciate their duty to
country and sacrifices they and their families make
while defending our freedoms. I am especially honored
to be a part of thanking those who served with my
Uncle Ken, in Vietnam."
Hank will be performing at Aviation Nation 2005—The
Nellis Air Force Base-Las Vegas Centennial Air Show,
as part of the USO show and at other events associated
with the air show. He may also perform, at a time to
be announced, during the nightly Patriots Party on
Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. The Patriots
Party includes a salute to the USO and is free to the
Hank Brake has donated hundreds of hours of time
entertaining America’s active duty military and
veterans at multiple events across the U.S., including
military and veterans hospitals.
"We are honored to have Hank Brake be a part of this
celebration, and look forward to his Thank You song
that will be performed for thousands of veterans who
will be present in Las Vegas for this momentous
occasion", said Bob Avery, Organizing Chairman for
Operation Welcome Home.
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Hank Brake, born Henry Louis Brake IV, and nicknamed
Hank (now Big Hank at home) was born in Raleigh, North
Carolina. He and his wife, Cindi, married on December
14, 1997 and now reside in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Sons Sergio (now living in Washington, D.C., and
working for American Airlines), and Henry L. Brake V
(Little Hank), along with the family cats, Huxley and
Trouble, help make Hank and Cindi's life complete.
Hank has had the opportunity to sing in numerous
"honky tonks". In fact, he's performed in "far too
many to name." He's performed at several famous venues
such as The Palomino in Los Angeles, California:
Gilley's in Houston, Texas: and places closer to his
Georgia home like Miss Kitty's in Marietta and Mama's
Country Showcase in Atlanta. While performing at
Mama's he also had the opportunity to be the opening
act for many of country's current stars such as Joe
Diffie, Tim McGraw, Billy Dean, Kenny Chesney,
Shenandoah, Little Texas, Toby Keith, Tracy Byrd,
Confederate Railroad, Chris Ledoux, and many others.
Hank's greatest musical influences include Willie
Nelson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Merle Haggard,
and the Eagles. However, he loves all kinds of music -
country, jazz, blues, old rock & roll, old-time
gospel, 70's and 80's pop and he really enjoys the
vocal harmonies of barbershop quartets.