Brantley Gilbert is honoring our veterans this year by sharing a special message.
The country music singer recently shared a live recording of an audio special that’s specifically for veterans. Gilbert starts by saying, “There’s something to say for anybody that goes out fighting for their life or fighting for their country, and I say ‘it’s one hell of an amen.'”
Gilbert then starts singing his song, “One Hell of an Amen.” He co-wrote the song and has been noted saying that it is based on a true story. Moreover, it’s about the death of a U.S. soldier that was like a brother to one of Gilbert’s close friends.
Brantley Gilbert is Included in Veterans Day Special Project
The Veterans Day Special EP is a project that’s been put in place by Big Machine Records. The nonprofit supports combat veterans who are struggling with PTSD and brain injuries. The program provides a musical outlet to promote wellness.
The EP features songs by Brantley Gilbert, Love and Theft, and Kalsey Kulyk. This is a follow up to the full-length project that came out in July, titled Veteran Songs.
The live recordings of the songs are on the CreatiVets Youtube channel. There’s a playlist dedicated to the three songs, as well as other videos.
Country music duo, Love and Theft, performs “Helpless.” Not to mention, up-and-coming country singer, Kalsey Kulyk is found performing “Picture In the Frame.”
CreatiVets pairs each songwriter with a veteran in Nashville. Veterans co-write the songs, plus they tell the veteran’s personal story, too. They sometimes even provide a new strategy to help cope with anxiety and depression. In fact, many veterans continue to write songs on their own, furthering the healing process.
The CreatiVets mission is to help veterans heal by involving them in the songwriting process. Moreover, the program exposes them to music to help with healing. The nonprofit also offers a visual arts program, too.
Furthermore, the funding comes from Scott and Sandi Borchetta’s Music Has Value Fund, plus Big Machine Music. In turn, Big Machine Label Group continues to co-publish the songs for CreatiVets.