Country Music Videos in Honor of Soldiers

Veterans Are Appreciated

Country music has the power to heal our hurts and touch our souls.

As we listen to the lyrics, we also embrace them. Country music songs tell a story that we could relate to in one way or another.

The songs could be about:

  • The painful loss of a loved one
  • Gaining strength through traumatic events
  • Believing that faith could heal wounds
  • That determination could give us the power to overcome obstacles
  • Having the support of others which motivates us to move forward

Respect Our Soldiers

Whether we are singing along, dancing to, or crying with the melodies, we are all doing one thing...appreciating.

Whether we are recalling memories from our past, or making new memories for today and tomorrow, songs are our gift to appreciate.

In honor of all soldiers of the U.S.A. I've compiled patriotic music videos to show my appreciation for them.

They place their lives on the front line to protect and serve our country and their comrades in arms.

They take pride in their military position and will triumphantly kick the ass of any one who tries to mess with the United States of America.

A question to ponder as you enjoy the videos...without soldiers to fight for our country, where would we be?

God Bless The USA!

Vince Gill - Go Rest High on that Mountain

Quotes for Soldiers

"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." - Douglas MacArthur

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, one as one who has seen it's brutality, it's futility and it's stupidity." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier." -Rudyard Kipling

“I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." - General George S. Patton

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation." - George Washington

“Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.” - Winston Churchill

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell

Keith Urban - For You

Tim McGraw - If You're Reading This

Zac Brown Band - Free

Big & Rich - 8th of November

Faith Hill - American Heart

Trace Adkins - Arlington

Lee Greenwood - God Bless The USA

Toby Keith - American Soldier

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

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Mich 5 years ago

very strong and solid songs! Thank you to our soldiers!


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Dave Ligler 5 years ago

Leave it to Country Music to really honor our Soldiers. True Americans all !! God Bless

Voted Up and Awesome, Thanks for listing


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Awesome list of songs....I will be e-mailing this link to my son who is serving in Alaska right now. A great hub to honor our great troops...voted up....great job Sunshine.


Jrandol62 5 years ago

Sunshine....Thank you SO much for doing this tribute for us veterans, and our active forces stationed everywhere around the world. As I listened to the songs, different parts grabbed my heart and soul...I cried for the ones that gave their all, and for the ones they left behind. I remembered my days in the military, my comrades and our promise to each other to watch the others back when the time came. Those days are long gone for me, but I would still die for each and every one of them, and I know they would do the same for me if needed. I think of my son, who serves at present time....knowing he will be back home in 2012 warms my heart. I've missed him, and I am so proud of who and what he has become over the last 6 years. Thank you again friend, it made my Memorial weekend better! Keep up the good work! Always a friend, Jeff


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm honored that y'all were so moved by the videos. Like I said country music has a way of touching our souls and making us feel many emotions. God bless our soldiers they are our heroes.


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geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

Great hub sunshine loved all of the videos :) ge


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

An excellent selection of videos, Sunshine. I sent your hub to my son-in-law in Afghanistan. He'll enjoy it. Thanks.

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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Simply beautiful, Sunshine.....a wonderful tribute to our men & women in uniform. Lee Greenwood's song ALWAYS brings tears for me. They played that at my son's graduation ceremony From the U.S.Marine Corps...Thousands of people and a million tears. Only Country artists can do justice to these types of songs. Up and awesome, GF!


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

videos are great. music is another good way to pay our tribute to the heroes of our life...cheers!


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tsmog 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

Thanks! Awesome! and way up there on a list of good uns'


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you all for your comments!!!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Thanks for running this again for this year's Memorial Day, Sunshine.....you reminded me to hang my FLAG!! The C&W music screams Patriotism!! Have a great week-end,SS!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks Effer, you just reminded me to hang my flag today!!! Enjoy your weekend! xo


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Whoa! This 'list' has outdone your others. This 'list' of videos is incredibly beautiful. No one does it like country singers.

We are a military family (in a small was as the only 'lifer' is my son in the National Guard/Homeland Security). My father-in-law in WWII and my husband in during Viet Nam. Our patriotism runs high and these songs are so beautiful and true. You should've told me to get the tissues ready!

Voted up and awesome.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Mary, Thank you to the military men in your family for what they have done for our country. I'm glad you appreciated the videos. The Zac Brown Band's Free video gets me everytime!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sunshine,

Thanks for publishing this great tribute to our military personnel. Country musicians have always been very supportive of our troops.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks for stopping by Daisy!:)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

What a great idea for today. The Barry Sadler one is going way back. Didn't know he made a "video." Voting this Up and Awesome. Sharing this on FB.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Alocsin!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

I'm back for another viewing of your compilation of videos. I'm sharing your Hub this Veterans Day weekend.


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

"Greater love hath no man who lay down his life for another."

Linda, this is a very special offering! So much respect, honor, and love. Thank you for sharing with us.

HubHugs~


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Daisy, Thank you for sharing!

India, Thank you for serving!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Lovely selection of songs and videos to honor our veterans and active military today. Country music can touch our heartstrings, that's for sure!


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molometer 4 years ago

Great selection of music videos to commemorate the sacrifices of all our service men and women,

Well done Linda.

voting up sharing.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Steph and Michael for your comments.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Again.....another reminder! I'm running to get the FLAG up!! Thanks!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

You have posted a nice selection here and ones will help service men get through their time away from home. Vince Gill and Urban are tops.


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks for stopping by Effer and Dianna! It's once again time to display old glory :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Fantastic selection of videos Linda! I had the pleasure of meeting Vince Gill, living in Nashville and what a great man he is. Thanks so much for sharing this - really does a body good!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Incredible songs thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day weekend. Passing this on.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

This really is the message of the holiday. Great songs that remind us how important our military is to Each of us.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

You laid some magic down here, all heart wrenching songs about soldiers who give the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. So many of these songs hit deep within my soul. Keith Urban and Tim McGraw, wow thanks for sharing them Linda.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

A hub that needs to be brought back every Memorial Day and Veterans Day!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

And another beautiful encore.....BRAVO, Linda Sue. This is a winner, every single Memorial day.....and the music is great, any day!!


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

This is a beautiful way to remind everyone just what Memorial Day is and how we should honor our Vets.

I've bookmarked so I can come and listen to all the music!

Voted UP and shared.


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joym7 3 years ago from United States

nice...simply a good collection.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Great collection Linda, and a beautiful reason behind it, nell


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks Y'all for sharing your thoughts!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you to all our heroes.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Another Memorial Day!! Can the years be flying by so quickly?? If not for you and this hub, GF.....I would forget my FLAG!! Thanks! God Bless our Troops.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

God Bless our troops. Happy Independence Day!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hope you and yours have a FABULOUS.......Bang-up Fourth! I always watch the Fireworks display, from my back deck.......facing the Lake.....a couple miles away. They reach up into the sky above the trees behind my home.......It's really nice!

My Cocker Spaniel who is afraid of his own shadow......sits in my lap, shaking and hiding his head! He's such a Wuss! But he makes me laugh!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Linda,

That was a wonderful tribute to the troops, and it always brings tears every time I read something written and dedicated to them.

I hope your 4th was great and you have a wonderful week.

Bobbi Purvis


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

A great tribute to soldiers, we live a peaceful life because they protect the country. Great selection of videos and quotes.


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

Just came back to reread and listen to the great videos you selected. Voted UP, and will share for Veteran's Day.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

A good collection here. My dad, grandfather, and brother-in-law all served during wartime. Two of the three were career military. I am very thankful for their service and for the service of all veterans.


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thanks Y'all for stopping by to listen to some patriotic country music on Veterans Day, which I think should be celebrated every day.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Stopping by to express my admiration, respect and gratitude to ALL those in the Armed Services.....and thank you too, GF for this great music!

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