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American Kickoff concert: Big & Rich and Blake Shelton perform at Falcon Stadium

Big & Rich and Blake Shelton perform Saturday at the American Kickoff concert at Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Photos by Christian Murdock

Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big Kenny of Big & Rich blows a kiss to the crowd as they perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich blows a kiss to the crowd as they perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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John Rich of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
John Rich of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cowboy Troy performs with Big & Rich Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cowboy Troy performs with Big & Rich Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich give a toast to the military and their families as they perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich give a toast to the military and their families as they perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big Kenny of Big & Rich greets Susan Brodeur, widow of Air Force Major David Brodeur, and her children as the band honors the military and their families Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich greets Susan Brodeur, widow of Air Force Major David Brodeur, and her children as the band honors the military and their families Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big Kenny of Big & Rich performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cowboy Troy joins Big & Rich on stage Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cowboy Troy joins Big & Rich on stage Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Big & Rich perform Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Blake Shelton performs Saturday, Sept. 17, 2107, during the American Kickoff concert at Falcon Stadium on Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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