Jessica Simpson and Toby Keith on ABC Troop Special

Posted by Webb on 09/02/2008

ABC-TV will air a two hour special Sunday, Sept. 7 (9-11 p.m. EST) to salute American troops. The show, titled America United: In Support of Our Troops, will feature Jessica Simpson, Toby Keith and Joe Nichols, among a plethora of other artists. The star-studded lineup of performers and celebrities also appearing includes Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Pam Anderson, D.L. Hughley, ZZ Top, Clint Black, Kathy Griffin, Ne-Yo, Girls Next Door, Ali Landry, comedian Carlos Mencia, NFL star Sean Merriman, Jordin Sparks, Sam Moore (Sam and Dave) and more, as they all take the stage around the country and at military bases worldwide. Featuring popular music, celebrity cameos, tributes to troops and human interest stories, America United: In Support of Our Troops is an opportunity for the nation to show its appreciation for the troops and military families. The special was produced and directed by an all-star team. Executive producer is Greg Sills (Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards); executive producer and music director is Rickey Minor (American Idol, The Grammy Awards); Bryan Edelstein is executive producer; Michael Dempsey (MTV Video Music Awards) is executive producer and director; Tisha Fein (American Idol) and Laurie Chapman are producers and Chantal Sausedo is co-producer and executive in charge of talent.