Memorial Day: A Country Playlist

Videos by Lee Brice, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins Remember Our Heroes

Country music’s history of honoring those who serve in the armed forces dates back to Ernest Tubb’s “Soldier’s Last Letter,” which spent four weeks at the top of the country chart in 1944.

Those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation have remained on the minds of country artists throughout the years. In chronological order, here are several more recent songs and videos that capture America’s sentiments on Memorial Day:

“Didn’t I,” Montgomery Gentry (2002)

“American Soldier,” Toby Keith (2003)
“Arlington,” Trace Adkins (2005)
“8th of November,” Big & Rich (2005)
“If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw (2007)
“Just a Dream,” Carrie Underwood (2008)
“Soldiers and Jesus,” James Otto (2010)
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