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Cole Swindell Performs Emotional 9/11 Tribute at World Trade Center

Back in May 2016, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell visited New York City to perform his hit single “You Should Be Here” on Fox and Friends in honor of the heroes of September 11th, 2001. Set on top of World Trade Center Four with the Freedom Tower of One World Trade Center creating the perfect backdrop, Swindell gave a whole new meaning to the powerful song which was originally written in memory of his father.

Families of those who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11, first responders, and military personnel were all invited to attend the special performance. Before beginning, Swindell adds “This is absolutely the most special thing I’ve ever got a chance to do. I want everybody to know how much I respect this place and respect the families.”

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Cassadee Pope Shares Special 9/11 Tribute with NYC Audience

Cassadee Pope NYC 9/11 Tribute

 

On September 11, 2014, at her Irving Plaza show, Cassadee Pope shared a special cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You” in honor of the anniversary of the September 11th attacks with her New York City audience.

Just before performing her version of the song, Pope shared with the crowd, “When I first heard that I would be headlining a show in New York City, I got very excited, because this city means a lot to me. […] You guys mean the world to me and then I find out that I’d be playing here on this particular day and I felt this feeling of responsibility like I needed to take away whatever sadness you were feeling for at least 75 minutes. I’m hoping that I’m doing that, but I also just really want to, I wouldn’t feel right, without acknowledging what today is. We’ve prepared a special song just for tonight, just for you, because you guys are the bravest, strong people I’ve ever met and this one’s for you…”

In the fan video below, despite poor image quality, the song can be heard crystal clear and the silence in the room speaks volumes for the emotional moment that Pope created with her audience.

Fan Video by: Kellianne Ryan (@kellsbean on Twitter)

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10 Country Songs that Honor Our Beautiful Country

September 11th, 2001 will always be remembered as the most somber day in American history however the way our country came together is something to marvel at. While the world reflects on those 2,966 lives lost on that dreadful day, most people can remember exactly where they were the moment the tragic events took place.

Memories just like music have a power to unite people, communities and our country. The country music community is one that always rallies around their pride for America and can often be found raising our flag high and chanting “USA, USA” in-between songs at concerts.

Country musicians have a passion for their country, our military, and their freedom showing this pride through their songwriting. In honor of the 17th Anniversary of 9/11, we’ve compiled a list of 10 patriotic country songs that help to honor our great country, the lives that were lost on that day and our heroes who continue to inspire us.

 

“American Soldier” – Toby Keith


“Courtesy of the Red White and Blue” – Toby Keith


“Dress Blues” – Zac Brown Band (Jason Isbell cover)


“Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” – Alan Jackson


“It’s America” – Rodney Atkins


“Only in America” – Brooks and Dunn


“Some Gave All” – Billy Ray Cyrus


“Soldier Song” – Gloriana


“Where the Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly” – Aaron Tippin


“God Bless the USA” – Lee Greenwood

 

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Jennifer Nettles’ Poignant 9/11 Tribute “King of the City”

King of the City by Jennifer Nettles

Today, 16 years after the tragic events that took place on September 11th, 2001, Americans all over the nation reflect on where they were when they heard the news.  Grammy award winning country singer Jennifer Nettles is putting a fresh new narrative in place, releasing “King of the City”, inspired by an immigrant window washer who’s life was lost that day.

“That day in September / I’ll always remember / Started out just like the rest / I was floor 26 when the first plane hit / And I still feel that sound in my chest/ “It’s true I wasn’t born here / But my heart is sworn here / To hold up your dreams with my own / That day on my porch / I made it to church / And I prayed for each soul to fly home.”

The story unfolds as strings and Nettle’s voice crescendos, creating a beautiful testament to all of the fallen victims. Hear “King of the City” below and purchase the single on AmazonApple Music, and iTunes.