Carrie Underwood to perform on Carnival ships

Operation Homefront's John I. Pray Jr. and Carrie Underwood.

Carnival Cruise Line said pop country singer Carrie Underwood will give a private concert for military service personnel on the Carnival Vista when it arrives in New York in November.

Underwood will also be a performer in the Carnival Live concert series for regular passengers in early 2017, with dates and details to be announced in the future.

The concert for servicemen is part of a year-long partnership between the singer and Carnival intended to honor military families. The "Honor, Family, Fun" program will help raise funds for Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency and financial assistance to families of service members.

“Carnival Cruise Line really knows what it means to support our men and women in uniform and their families,” said retired Brigadier Gen. John I. Pray Jr., CEO of Operation Homefront. 

The program includes a series of 10 concerts starting in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 30 at which select military families, chosen in partnership with Operation Homefront, will be treated to a personal meet-and-greet with Underwood before her concerts. The final concert will be Nov. 4 aboard the Carnival Vista in New York.

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