The four members of 4TROOPS are all United States combat veterans. All of the members, Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo, served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. The purpose of the group? “To sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices, and to create awareness for their needs.”
The new album, which is scheduled to drop on May 11, has a mix of songs from country to pop. Even Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” is included with a few changes to the lyrics. The group also pulls out Glen Campbell’s hit from years gone by, “Galveston”. There are original songs as well.
I loved the preview CD and admit to tearing up a time or two. The three men and one woman harmonize together so beautifully and their message was powerful. I’ve embedded a video below, check it out. You’ll learn more about these four great Americans, hear from them directly what they’re all about, and most importantly, hear their music. I think you’ll fall in love with them like I have. My favorite? “Bless the Broken Road.” Amazing.
I’m looking forward to seeing their concert special which was taped on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City. The program, “4TROOPS: Live From The Intrepid“, will air on participating PBS stations this summer. I think seeing them sing together will just add to the beauty of it all.
To support the group’s mission, Sony Music will donate 50 cents from each sale of the 4TROOPS album in the United States to organizations that support veterans and their families. This donation will be split equally among The American Legion, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) and the USO.
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4TROOPS – 4 US Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans sing uplifting songs on behalf of troops everywhere. As seen on Good Morning America and Fox & Friends Use coupon code 4troopsm for $2 off the new CD at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/4TROOPS/dp/B0035LF73Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1271945087&sr=8-1) – offer good April 27 until May 10, 2010.
Meet The Group 4TROOPS (video)
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|1. Bless The Broken Road|
|2. For Freedom|
|3. Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue|
|4. I’m Already There|
|5. Dance With My Father|
|8. You Raise Me Up|
|9. You’ll Never Walk Alone|
|10. Medley (Battle Hymn of the Republic, Grand Old Flag, America The Beautiful)|
|11. Here We’ve Been|
|12. Raise Your Glasses|