Trace Adkins new single is a tribute to former soldiers, the men and women who have hung up their combat boots but still live with the heart of an American soldier. “Still A Soldier” is the song of an average person, just like you and me, except when they watch the news, they recognize the war zones. When Adkins performed the song at the Opry, it was a reminder to remember and thank those who have served in our communities.
“We recorded this song well over a year ago and my intent was always to release it as a tip of my hat to those who have served, Trace said in a statement. “For those who have crawled off the battlefield but still stand for the anthem…this is for you.”
The crowd cheered the performance, letting out a loud roar when Adkins sang, “He’ll stand up when he hears the anthem / And that won’t ever change.”
While that lyric may be politically divisive right now, the sentiment behind it rings true: the men and women serve in our armed forces, they give all of themselves. They deserve our appreciation and thanks.