Country fans to send messages to soldiers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country music fans will be asked next week to sign cards with personal messages that will be forwarded to military members overseas.

Fans attending the CMA Music Festival June 9-12 in Nashville will get a chance to sign the cards, which will be included in a USO care package sent overseas.

Country singer Craig Morgan, who spent 10 years on active duty in the Army, will make a special appearance at the festival June 10 to encourage messages.

The activities are part of the Jack Daniel's "Toast to the Troops" campaign, which began in 2005.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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