Free Independence Day concert, fireworks slated for Monday

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American country music superstar and award-winner Josh Turner will perform Monday with the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve at this year's free Independence Day concert in Warner Robins.
Gates open at 6 p.m. for the concert at Warner Robins' McConnell-Talbert Stadium on South Davis Drive. Festivities will begin with the national anthem and an F-15 fighter jet flyover at 8 p.m., and feature a night of music, fireworks and family entertainment.

Turner, one of the youngest artists to be voted into the Grand Ole Opry, said he's glad to be coming to perform.

"I'm really looking forward to playing for the troops this year," said the double-platinum-selling singer. "I come from a patriotic background as my ancestors have served as far back as the Civil War, so this will come from the heart."

Also performing is Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson, a vocalist with the 571st Air Force Band, which belongs to the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard.

"Being a vocalist in the Band of the Air Force Reserve got me where I am today," she said "Being a part of this unit helped me sharpen my skills as an entertainer and gave me the confidence to make the move to Nashville to pursue a career in the music industry. They'll always be like family."