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Country music star teams up with Wounded Warrior Project

Gilbert Brantley (Source: WAFB) Gilbert Brantley (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Country music star made a pit stop before he took the stage at Bayou Country Superfest Saturday night.

Brantley Gilbert helped launch a new program from the Wounded Warrior Project designed to help former service members with post-traumatic stress disorder.

It's called Rolling Odyssey and aims to help the service members through motorcycle riding.

"This is about taking warriors struggling with one of the signature injuries of this war which is post-traumatic stress disorder, getting them on bikes, riding as a group." said John Roberts, Executive V.P. of Warrior Relations. "Taking them out of their homes where they are isolating and getting them together with those who have worn the uniform and understand what they're going through. It's about having a great time on bikes and doing a bit of therapeutic riding and healing along the road."

The Rolling Odyssey tour started over in Houston and made several stops on the trip to Baton Rouge. It wrapped up Saturday night with a big send off at Superfest.

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