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HOUSTON — J.P. Lane was gravely injured after an improvised explosive device detonated in Afghanistan on July 3, 2011.

Today, the military veteran has launched a singing career and tries to inspire others to overcome life’s hurdles. He is one of several artists who will perform in the Lee Greenwood and Friends Concert benefiting Helping a Hero, an organization that provides specialized homes for wounded military veterans.

The concert will take place Dec. 10 at Houston Baptist University.