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Carrie Underwood To Honor Military Families

Carrie Underwood is set to honour soldiers and their families throughout her upcoming North American tour.

The Before He Cheats star kicks off her 42-city Storyteller Tour on Saturday (January 16), and for 10 of those stops, she will be meeting with military families to thank them for their service.

For the initiative, Underwood joined forces with Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organisation which provides emergency and financial assistance to families of service members and wounded warriors.

"I'm honoured to be able to join Carnival Cruise Line and Operation Homefront to lift up these soldiers and their families," Underwood said at a press conference on Thursday (28Jan16). "I am really looking forward to meeting them on my tour and for the opportunity to personally thank them for all they do for our freedom.

"I feel country music has always been very close and very supportive of military members and their families.

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