Mid-America Military Salute is proud to announce that the American Hitmen will be playing our main stage at the 2016 event. The 2016 Mid-America Military Salute will take place on Saturday September 10th at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon, IL. Mid-America Military Salute is a FREE event that Honors Our Military, Our Veterans & Their Families.
From the battlefields in Iraq to the legendary stage of Radio City Music Hall, the American Hitmen have done it all! Brothers and Marine Corps Combat Veterans, Tim and Dan Cord, founded the band with fellow Marines and musicians in 2005. After serving 4 honorable years and 2 combat tours in Iraq, they decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue a career in music in 2007. The brothers left the over-saturated Southern California music scene and moved to Utah, where they fell into true harmony with the addition of drummer, Phil Snyder, and bassist, Dave Briggs.
In late 2009, the band was invited to be the first American rock band in 36 years to perform in Vietnam. At the Ho Chi Minh City Hard Rock Café, the American Hitmen made brought a new and unfamiliar sound to the Vietnamese people, performing Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” with none other than Run DMC in front of a sold-out crowd on the night of the Hard Rock grand opening.
In 2013, the band auditioned for and made it through 3 elimination rounds on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, finishing out their run with a pitch perfect live and televised performance at Radio City Music Hall. With their new found popularity, the band hit the North American tour circuit with a fury! Within the last 2 years, the American Hitmen have performed alongside some of the most internationally recognized musicians, such as Luke Bryan, Living Colour, Black Stone Cherry, the Charlie Daniels Band, Sheryl Crow, 3 Doors Down and many more!
The American Hitmen are, and always have been, an independent rock band that thrives on bringing good music to people that LOVE music anywhere in the world. From the fundraising 5k’s and benefit shows, to the amphitheaters and historic venues of music history, the American Hitmen bring a stadium-worthy show to each and every rock ‘n’ roll enthusiast they encounter!
From the battlefields of Iraq, to having the honor of performing alongside the Foo Fighters, at the 32nd and final Love Ride in Glendale, California, the American Hitmen are the true definition of all things American and Rock ‘n’ Roll!
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