Willie Nelson, Jessica Simpson, visit the Troups in Germany and Iraq (2005)

Willie joined Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey on a USO tour to entertain the troops overseas at the Ramstein Airbase in Germany, and to Iraq.  It was filmed, and broadcast on television as “Nick & Jessica’s Tour of Duty.”  They were joined by bi & Rich, and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who intereviewed soldiers for a “man on the street” segment. 

Willie and Jessica treated the crowd to a duet from movie “The Dukes of Hazzard”, the movie they stared together, ‘these Boots are made For Walking.”  

Nick and Jessica pay homage to Bob Hope’s years of service to the troops with a special rendition of “Thanks for the Memories,” and the concert concludes with a stellar performance of “America the Beautiful” performed by Nick and Jessica and all of their musical guests.

Nick and Jessica take a lesson from the pros, as Nick trains to fly an F-16 fighter jet and goes for the ride of his life, while Jessica stops by the rifle range to learn how to shoot various weapons used by the military. They also make a special visit to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and visit the injured men and women to thank them for their sacrifice and service. Then Nick and Jessica make wishes come true for some deserving service people as they reunite them with their loved ones and surprise them with special video messages from home.

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