Trace Adkins is an avid supporter of the U.S. Military, having given his time to 12 overseas USO trips and taking the role of spokesperson for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 6’6 singer is continuing his support with his latest video for the single, “Still a Soldier.”
The video, directed by Mike Stryker, is a compelling tribute to veterans and their loved ones that features a glimpse into the life of Army Specialist Bryan Gerwitz. In the video, Bryan, an Army veteran and Iraq war veteran, completed his service and returned back home to his family and civilian life, as symbols reminding him of his time in the military appear during his day.
Throughout the video, black and white footage of Trace performing is interspersed. The video culminates with Bryan receiving tickets to Trace Adkins concert and a walking on the stage with other military veterans to the cheers of the crowd and chants of U.S.A!, U.S.A!, U.S.A!, sending chills down the spine of those watching.
“Still A Soldier,” brings to life Traces genuine respect and admiration for our troops with lines like, “He’s still a soldier / His blood runs red, white and blue / He put away his gun and boots / But he still believes the American Dream / ‘Til his last breath he’ll always be / A soldier / He’s still a soldier.“
“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 says. “For those who have crawled off the battlefield but still stand for the anthem … this is for you.”
Written by Phil O’Donnell and Wade Kirby, “Still a Soldier” is the current single off Adkins’ sixteenth studio album, Something’s Going On.
Trace ends the video with the words, “To SPC. Bryan Gerwitz and all those who have crawled from the battlefield but still stand for the Anthem…This is for you.”