If you’re looking for a few songs about veterans, you’ve come to the right place. These songs will help you remember why it’s so important to support the military, and are filled with messages of hope and encouragement. From ‘I Drive Your Truck’ by Lee Brice to ‘Mr. Red, White, and Blue’ by Keith Adkins, there are songs to celebrate our veterans and the people who serve them.
‘I Can’t Write Left-Handed’ by Withers
“I Can’t Write Left-Handddddddddd” is an anti-war song written by Bob Withers. Written from the perspective of a veteran who lost his arm during combat, the song offers a heartbreaking look at life after service. It was one of the first songs to address PTSD and the experiences of Vietnam Veterans. While Springsteen was an icon in his own right, Withers’s lyrical work was also important for the movement, as it provided a voice to a veteran who was wounded in battle.
‘I Can’t Write Left-Headed’ is one of the few songs in the history of pop music that has influenced a generation of musicians. Withers’s voice was a key component of the song, and it helped it become a classic. It was released in 1964 by the Rolling Stones, who made it famous. The song’s lyrics were so simple and relatable that they would have been hard to come up with for most songwriters. While Withers never achieved commercial success as a solo artist, he had some of his best songs during his time with Capitol.
Withers was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia, on July 4, 1938. As a teenager, he struggled with a stutter. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy and spent nine years as an aircraft mechanic. He also learned how to write songs and sang at nightclubs. After serving in the military, Withers moved to Los Angeles to break into the music industry. He worked in the aviation industry during the day and played local bars and nightclubs to get noticed. He eventually signed a record contract and made it big.
‘Traveling Soldier’ by Lee Brice
Lee Brice’s latest album, ‘Traveling Soldier,’ is a resounding success, earning him several Grammy nominations. The song’s heartfelt message is a timely reminder of what our military sacrifices for us. It was inspired by a story of a soldier’s tragic death in Afghanistan. In the song, Brice reflects on the impact of war on families and tries to understand how such tragedies can change lives.
The book begins with a story of a young soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. The story follows Paul Monti, a father who lost his son Jared, who died saving another soldier. He was asked how he would remember his son on Memorial Day. His response was to drive his son’s truck.
In the album, Brice covers a song written by a soldier who lost his life in the Vietnam War. The song won the nation’s hearts and made Monti’s father proud. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. The song’s success was so impressive that Brice’s label threw a party to celebrate its success. Monti’s father Paul was invited to the party by Brice. Now, Paul Monti and his family have a special song in which they can honor their son.
‘I Drive Your Truck’ by Lee Brice
‘I Drive Your Truck’ by Lee Brrice is a tender song about grief and the intense desire to connect with a loved one. The song was written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary and was released by Lee Brice in 2012. The song has received several awards, including Song of the Year at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards and Song of the Year at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards. It is one of Brice’s most popular and moving songs.
The inspiration for the song was a real story of a soldier who lost his life in the line of duty. The song tells the story of Jared Monti, who was killed in action while serving in the United States Army. The story of his death was written after co-writer Connie Harrington had heard an interview with his father, Paul Monti.
The song has a very touching story behind it. Brice is a country singer and songwriter who has a soft spot for losing loved ones. ‘I Drive Your Truck’ is a song about loss and finding comfort in music. The song has become a classic and has been featured on numerous country radio stations.
‘Mr. Red, White, and Blue’ by Kris Kristofferson
In this patriotic song, Kris Kristofferson pays tribute to American soldiers and their sacrifices. The song is named after the American Army operation known as Operation Hump, where the 173rd Airborne Brigade was ambushed by over 1,000 Vietnamese Communists. In that battle, 48 American soldiers died. The song pays tribute to those who survived and honors those who died, including Lawrence Joel, the first African American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Kristofferson is a prolific writer, actor, and musician. His work has spanned decades, including many movies, TV series, and video games. He started acting in the 1970s and has been featured in countless films and television shows. He first starred in the 1976 film A Star Is Born, which won him a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
His first album was a country hit, and he’s clearly a master of the genre. Though his subject matter is very current and his tropes familiar, he writes in a calm and considered manner. One of the most affecting moments comes when he reflects on the plight of the little guy. His voice drops on the last word, indicating where the true tragedy lies.
‘Fortunate Son’ by Withers
Bruce Hornsby’s song “Fortunate Son” is about a Vietnam veteran who is trying to adjust to civilian life after being badly wounded. It was inspired by two different sources, the memoir of veteran Lewis Puller and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” In an interview with the Daily Press, Hornsby discussed the meaning behind the song and the importance of veterans.
“Fortunate Son” was written in the aftermath of the Vietnam War to draw attention to class disparities and the draft system. It is still used today as a protest song, including in popular culture references to the war. Forrest Gump, for example, references the song during many helicopter scenes, proving its enduring power as a protest song. The song’s popularity transcends decades and shows how the power of music can make a difference.
Although “Fortunate Son” was written in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has become a scathing critique of the Selective Service System, which produced a disproportionately minority and poor military. Unfortunately, many of these young men had neither the education nor resources to qualify for deferments that the more privileged draftees could apply for. “Fortunate Son” is a powerful protest song about the rights of the common man, and the struggles of the poor.
‘Dogs of War’ by Keith Adkins
Adkins first branched out into country music in 1996 with his debut album, “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Since then, he has released ten studio albums and two greatest hits collections. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts. His most successful album, “Dogs of War,” has sold more than 2 million copies.
In ‘Dogs of War’, Adkins plays an Irish boxer, Martin Tillman, who is held prisoner in a French-occupied camp in Indochina, 1959. While awaiting his release, he learns that his past lies in Ireland. His repressed past is waiting for him at home. The film has elements of Casablanca and Kickboxer, and it has an eerie air of Sam Peckinpah and Michael Winner. Tillman falls in love with his fellow prisoner, Isabelle (Juju Chan).
Keith Adkins’ early work was uninspiring, but his talent was apparent and he made it to the music industry. His first solo album, ‘My Second Home’, was a commercial failure, but he had a good connection to Mercury Records and signed with them. He then began touring with various artists, including John Brannen and Shania Twain. He also appeared in a music video for “My Second Home,” which was directed by Tracy Lawrence.
‘Still a Soldier’ by Ad
The music video for the song “Still a Soldier” was released by Trace Adkins. The video is a tribute to the United States Armed Forces and the wounded veterans who return home. The video was created in collaboration with the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that connects wounded warriors to their communities and peers. It aims to empower wounded warriors to live their lives to the fullest.
The video, which was released by the Army recruiting website, has gone viral on Facebook and YouTube. It features the stories of soldiers, including a young girl named Cpl. Emma Malonelord. The video has almost 1 million views and over 36,000 likes. The Army subsequently conducted a worldwide search for Soldier stories and received nearly 100 inspirational submissions.