Trace Adkins Releases "Still a Soldier" For "Those Who Have Served"

Trace Adkins Releases “Still a Soldier” For “Those Who Have Served”

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Trace Adkins is standing tall with his latest single, “Still a Soldier.” The Louisiana native, who performed the song to a cheering crowd during Monday Night Football’s Titans Vs. Colts game on Oct. 16, is gearing up to officially release the single on Nov. 6.

The new tune, written by Phil O’Donnell and Wade Kirby, is featured on Trace’s twelfth studio album Something’s Going On, along with previous singles “Jesus and Jones,” “Lit” and “Watered Down.”

“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.”

In “Still a Soldier” Trace sings about a U.S. veteran who is living as a civilian, but still has strong ties to his life in the service.


“He’ll sleep in on Saturday / Cut the grass if it don’t rain / After church he’ll watch the game / And have a beer or two / He’ll stand up / When he hears the anthem / And that won’t ever change,” Trace sings. “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.”

“He’s got a corner lot on Dogwood Drive / A year old truck and a nine to five / Comes home at night to a pretty wife / With a baby due / He’ll sleep in on Saturday / Cut the grass if it don’t rain / After church he’ll watch the game / And have a beer or two

“He’ll stand up / When he hears the anthem /And that won’t ever change / 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.

“He’s on his couch for the news at ten / He’ll see those places that he’s been / And when a brother falls there’s a part of him that does too / And if they called and needed him back / Oh, he’d be on that plane

“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 don’t wake up anymore when he hears thunder / Aw, but even if he lives to be a hundred / He’ll still be a soldier / he’s still a soldier / He’s 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 / He’s still a soldier.

Trace is well-known for his support of the U.S. military, performing on over 10 USO tours and counting. Next up, Trace will join pal Blake Shelton on the Country Music Freaks Tour kicking off Feb. 15 in Tulsa, Okla.

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