Billy Ray Cyrus Performed His Song “Some Gave All” In Honor of Veteran’s Day on “Pickler and Ben”

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On the Veteran’s Day episode of “Pickler & Ben,” Billy Ray Cyrus and band gave a special intimate performance of his song “Some Gave All” with several Veterans and their families in the audience.


Billy Ray gave a great performance, but his fellow bandmate that took the second verse was fantastic. Overall, it was a really sweet tribute to those who have given their lives for others.

If you’ve never read or really listened to the lyrics to the song, you should– and then you should remember to thank a Veteran next time you see them, regardless of whether it’s Veteran’s Day or not.

I knew a man, called him Sandy Cane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero, yes was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don’t understand
About the reasons we are free
I can’t forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cried
As he said these words to me

All Gave Some, Some Gave All
Some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some Gave All

Now Sandy Cane is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo throughout our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood their ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man
Love your country and live with pride
And don’t forget those who died
America can’t you see?

All Gave Some, Some Gave All
Some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some Gave All

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Yes recall
Some Gave All
Some Gave All

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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