From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Troops: To Those Who Serve and Those Who Play For Them

In a posted on the Life blog last week, I wrote about the tradition of the red poppy and Memorial Day, as well as my feeling that this weekend should be about so much more than retail sales and fireworks.

This Monday, we honor those who have given their lives that we should live free. Spend a moment to just think on that. From the Revolutionary War through the ongoing conflicts overseas, men and women whose faces and names you will never know...have sacrificed their lives for a commitment to country.

As we spend this weekend hopefully reflecting on the real reason for Memorial Day, in today's music blog, I would like to recognize some of the hundreds of performers who have given their time and energy to perform for our troops in war torn countries. For purposes of this blog, I am only including musical acts, though the list of actors, comedians, dancers and celebrities is extensive.

In no particular order, many thanks to:

Brad Paisley
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Trace Adkins
Jamey Johnson
Brooks & Dunn
Zac Brown
Rascal Flatts
Kid Rock
Jessica Simpson
Marshall Tucker Band
Shemekia Copeland
Chris Young
Jimi Jamison
Alex Ligertwood
Larry Hoppen
Joe Bouchard
Skip Martin
Gary Sinese &the Lt. Dan Band

This list is nowhere near complete. If you would like to include other artists who have entertained our servicemen and women, please leave a comment.

Our taste of the day is from a group of deployed troops from a year or so ago. Hopefully all of them have made it home safely.

 Enjoy this delicious taste of a cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"


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