Veteran’s Day is here, and there are many country stars who have dedicated and risked their lives for America.
The following is a list of just a few country stars who are veterans. We also included some patriotic country songs.
He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1950 and became a Morse Code Intercept Operator against the Soviet Union while he was stationed in Germany.
George Strait/Rambling Country
That’s right, George Strait began his country music career while performing in the US Army-sponsored band, “Rambling Country.” He served in the Army for four years.
Raised in a military family, James Otto was quick to join the Navy where he served for two years.
He joined the Marines Corps Reserves where he served for eight years, eventually reach the rank of corporal. When his military contract ended, he released an album with several songs about his experiences in the Marines. He received the “Song of the Year” CMA award for his hit song, “In Color,” which was inspired by his military service.
This new country star served four years in the Marines. He was serving on base when he auditioned for American Idol.
He joined the US Army and was stationed in West Germany during the 1960’s. He became an army captain, helicopter pilot, and an Army Ranger.
Although never deployed, Jones was stationed in California for three years which inspired his first song, “No Money in This Deal.”
Patriotic Country Songs:
- Til the Last Shot’s Fired– Tace Adkins
- Some Gave All– Billy Ray Cyrus
- Song of the Patriot– Johnny Cash
- If I Don’t Make It Back– Tracy Lawrence
- American Soldier– Toby Keith
- It’s America– Rodney Atkins
- For You– Keith Urban
- Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning?)– Alan Jackson
- Letters From Home– John Michael Montgomery
- God Bless the USA- Lee Greenwood