Country Rewind: How Alabama’s ‘Angels Among Us’ Was Used for Touching Military Tribute

by Clayton Edwards

Alabama has plenty of toe-tappers and barn burners. Songs like “Mountain Music,” and “Tennessee River,” are bound to get you moving. However, they also have a few tunes that get even the hardest good ol’ boy a little wet around the eyes. One of those is the deeply touching “Angels Among Us.”

“Angels Among Us,” isn’t one of their biggest hits. In fact, it never reached the top 20. However, it is one of those songs that proves that chart performance isn’t always a reflection of quality. The song has touched the hearts of thousands of people around the world. This is because “Angels Among Us,” is the perfect song to use as a tribute to a lost loved one. In fact, Alabama’s Randy Owen performed the song at his close friend Dale Earnhardt’s funeral in 2001.

One YouTube user and supporter of the American Armed Forces turned the song into a touching tribute to our military back in 2010.

Alabama’s ‘Angels Among Us’ Becomes Beautiful Military Tribute

YouTube user Donna Burden posted the video in August of 2010. The caption simply says “A salute and tribute to our Armed Forces and those who support them.” That sums it up perfectly. Grab some tissues and watch the video below.

Alabama’s “Angels Among Us,” is a touching song. It doesn’t matter where or when it plays, the song will tug at your heartstrings. However, the video gives the song an added punch.

The video isn’t anything fancy. It doesn’t need to be. It’s a simple montage that contains snapshots of military members and veterans. Some of the photos just show uniformed men and women. Others show them in the field helping civilians. In other words, they’re out there being someone’s angel.

The tribute brings to mind Trace Adkins’ recent release, “Empty Chair.” The video for that song also features photos of veterans and serves as a tribute to them. However, the major difference is that the video in which Alabama’s song plays is a broad tribute. On the other hand, Adkins’ new single is specifically honoring those who served and never made it home.

Both videos are perfect for today. Take a few minutes to watch both videos and really think about what Memorial Day means and how much some truly brave Americans gave for our country. Besides, who couldn’t use a little more Alabama and Trace Adkins in their day?