Keni Thomas - Get It On!Nashville,
Tenn (August 3, 2011) — U.S. Military Veteran and country music
sensation Keni Thomas has shared the stage with country stars such as
Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, but earlier this year, he put down his
guitar and gave a personal account of his heart-wrenching experience in
the chaotic 1993 Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. With the
desire to express a unique set of leadership lessons and inspired view
of our greater purpose, Thomas unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group) to rave reviews.

“Three words. That’s all it took. I was writing a letter home to my mom
when the call rang out across the American compound: ‘Get it on!’ And
just like that, the course of my life changed forever,” describes

With the Bronze Star of Valor from the U.S. Army, the army-ranger
turned-country singer brings a message of inspiration reminding readers
that as individuals every person matters and are anything but ordinary
and can make a difference in the world no matter where they are in life.

“If everyone can start setting an example, start leading by example,
start doing something here and there, then as a whole exponentially we
make the world a better place to live in,” says Thomas. “You are the
most important part of the puzzle and you have to see yourself as being
the most important part because you are, and that is what I want people
to know at the end of the day.”

Get It On! What it Means to Lead the Way is already causing a chatter among fellow comrades Here are just a few comments about the new publication:

“Get It On! is a moving account of courage and faith under fire.
True leadership is about the example we set. Keni has an impressive way
of convincing you that this is a principle we should all live by.”
Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees

“The leadership principles Keni shares through his story Get It On!
are directly aligned with the core values of our organization. To Lead
is to Serve. The USO is proud to call Keni Thomas one of our own.” —Sloan Gibson President of the USO

 “Here he has created an engaging and inspiring tutorial, applying those lessons to the battles of everyday life…” Mark Bowden author of Black Hawk Down

“If you are a veteran, you need to read this book. Keni shows us
that the principles of leadership we learned when we wore the uniform
still apply to us all out here in the real world. ”

 —Lt Col Oliver L. North, USMC (Retired)
Thomas also frequently speaks and entertains active military men and
women overseas, speaks to Fortune 500 companies, students, churches and
even from the stage the Grand Ole Opry in hopes to encourage and inspire
all who listen. He has also been seen on national television programs
such as Good Morning America, NBC Dateline, CNN Headline News and
MSNBC’s Hardball. He is currently in the recording studio working on a
new album.

For more information on the artist/author please go to and

About Keni Thomas:
Keni Thomas received the Bronze Star for Valor from the United States
Army and fought the Black Hawk Down battle in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has
since become an award-winning country musician, appeared in the major
motion pictures Sweet Home Alabama and We Were Soldiers, and is the
spokesperson for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Hero
Fund. Keni also speaks to students and adults around the country about
leadership, encouraging them to  “Train as you fight. Fight as you
train.” The country music star unveiled his first memoir Get It On! What
it Means to Lead the Way (B&H Publishing Group/ISBN:
978-1-4336-7274) last October. It is  available nationwide with the
retail price of $19.99. For more information on Keni Thomas please visit  and

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