Air Force goes 'wild' on GMA

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Wild Blue Country performed live on ABC's "Good Morning America" Nov. 24, as part of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band's week-long tour here celebrating the Air Force's 60th Anniversary.

A component of the academy band, Wild Blue Country showcased their talent and played for Ronan Tynan, a world-renown Irish tenor.

"It's a great honor to perform with the Air Force or with any of the armed forces," Mr. Tynan said. "It's something I really enjoy."

Master Sgt. Jerome Oddo said that although the band primarily performs country music, "everyone in the band is very well rounded and can play various styles of music any given day."

"To be able to perform with Ronan Tynan was a treat for us," the group's leader said.

"When you do a show like this you are always nervous," said Mr. Tynan, who took his first singing lesson in 1992 while working in residency to become an orthopedic doctor, "especially since it is live.

The Irish tenor said the band did a phenomenal job and that it was a great experience playing with them.