Country star Brantley Gilbert is auctioning off his beloved Ram truck to raise funds for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (Iava).

The singer has teamed up with staff at the U.S. truck company as part of an annual campaign in which stars sell off their Ram vehicles to raise money for their chosen charity.

Gilbert is auctioning his black 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn to benefit Iava, a non-profit organisation which helps U.S. military veterans to re-adjust to civilian life.

The truck is up for sale on auction website until 15 February (13) and bids had reached more than $22,300 (£14,200) by the time Wenn went to press.

In an accompanying video message, Gilbert says, "I love the way this Ram truck looks, it drives like a dream too. It's definitely a cool truck, I'm probably going to buy another one when they make me get rid of this one.

"We are going to auction it off and the proceeds will go to Iava, they help vets (veterans) find jobs and things when they get outta (out of) service. I am a big supporter of the military."