The Top 5 Country Songs Inspired by 9/11
When the terrorists attacked on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the comfort and safety we all felt was torn away from us in The United States. Everything changed that day. It lead to war and fighting that continue to this day. Country artists have always been patriotic. It wasn't long before the talents in country got working on some of the songs that we will never forget; just as we will never forget that horrible day. Here are (really in NO particular order) my top five songs inspired by the attacks.
Come on. Who didn't get a kick out of this tune. I mean, it wasn't feeling sorry for us. It wasn't trying to explain anything (as if we needed an explanation for how we felt). Nope. Just a simple little tune from one of the best and most patriotic country artists of all time. Toby let it be known that the attacks were a sucker punch from cowards. And yes, he DID promise that The United States of America would "put a boot in your ass". Turns out he was right. To listen to "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, just click on the title. Enjoy.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house when Alan first performed this truly touching song. The loss of life and the fear and confusion caused by the attacks were just wonderfully highlighted in this beautiful song. In a nation that wasn't sure what would come next, "Where Were You" truly touched a special number of hearts. And I'm sure that you'll be touched again when you hear it. Again, just click on the title of the songs you'd like to hear.
Yeah, I know this is more dedicated to the war in Iraq than the one in Afghanistan, but, the two wars (rightly or wrongly) have been linked. And I don't care what the reason, brave men have died fighting for this country in the last 10 years...and this one is just a truly worthy tribute to them and theirs.
Again, this is one that doesn't necessarily tie directly back to the attacks of September 11th. But when it comes to expressing the longing and missing that our men and women in uniform feel...it is very heart-tugging. "I fold it up and put it in my shirt Pick up my gun and get back to work" Pretty much says it all.
Okay, I know. But the truth of the matter is that the ability to laugh got many, many people through an horrendous chapter in this country's history. For anyone who "gets" Ray Stevens, it was a refreshing breath of fresh air to hear him completely disrepect Bin Laden in this funny, disrespectful little tune. Osama, Yo Momma. Really. I can't say anything more appropriate than that.