Trace Adkins sat down on “Fox and Friends” this morning to issue a special Veterans Day salute.

The country music legend partnered with the USO again this year for his 10th tour in 13 years – this time racking up 100 performances at 45 military bases in nine countries.

“I get a lot of pats on the back, but it’s really a selfish endeavor,” said Adkins. “If you have the opportunity to associate with, and hang out with heroes, you should take advantage of that, and do that, because maybe it’ll rub off on you.”

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The singer called his work with the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project “humbling” and “a privilege.”

“This will be the most appreciative audience you’ll ever play for,” Adkins said. “You’ll walk away from there thinking that they gave you more than you gave them.”

What Adkins has learned about performing for troops around the world, he added, is that “you feel guilty, too” – for getting to go home.

“You find [that] out pretty quickly,” he said.

Watch more of Adkins' salute to the troops above.

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