Natalie Stovall’s Good Deed for the Fourth of July

"Miss You the Most" Is About Personal Struggles Faced by the Troops

Sometimes, the Fourth of July is all about fireworks and barbecues and patriotic playlists and those flag cakes that you see all over Pinterest.

And then other times, it’s about celebrating in a way that’s so completely American, you just have to sit back and be proud of what we stand for.

That’s the case with this new project from country newcomers — and one of CMT’s Next Women of Country — Natalie Stovall and the Drive.

Stovall recently co-wrote “Miss You the Most” in honor of America’s military personnel and families.

A few years ago, Stovall met at sailor at one of the band’s shows for the troops in Africa and was inspired to write the song.

“He had gotten married, was immediately deployed, had been gone for over a year and had no idea when he would be back home to see his wife,” Stovall recalled. “We hear stories like this all the time. The way this young man spoke about his wife was so beautiful that the song basically wrote itself. When I play it, I not only think about this young couple but of all the men and women that spend way too much time apart from their loved ones and sacrifice so much for the rest of us.”

All proceeds from the sale of “Miss You the Most” will go to the Boot Campaign, the group that helps military personnel, past and present, and their families.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.