USO Photo by Dave Gatley
CAPTION: Luminate frontman Sam Hancock joins award-winning artist and television personality Billy Ray Cyrus for a USO sponsored tour playing 12 shows in seven days throughout Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan last month. More than 1200 service men and women attended this show in Baghdad, Iraq, where Hancock accompanied Cyrus on guitar. Most recently, the two co-wrote “We’ll Get By Somehow (We Always Do)” for Christmas In Canaan, the Hallmark Channel’s highest rated original movie in the network’s history, airing Dec. 12, 2009. Cyrus comments, “Samuel J Hancock was by my side in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only did he make me so proud as a singer-songwriter/musician, but more importantly for me and the troops, as a human being. His heart, soul, and spirituality touched everyone he came in contact with. Luminate. Write it down. Get to know them now before it happens…They’re gonna be HUGE!”