Laura’s Weekend Anthem: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Before you head out to your barbecue, remember why Memorial Day exists and check out a few of our favorite country tunes that honor our fallen soldiers.




“American Soldier” – Toby Keith
“Oh, and I don’t want to die for you, but if dying’s asked of me/ I’ll bear that cross with honor ’cause freedom don’t come free.”


“If You’re Reading This” – Tim McGraw
“I’m laying down my gun. I’m hanging up boots/ I’m up here with God, and we’re both watching over you.”


“Travelin’ Soldier” – Dixie Chicks
“Our love will never end/ Waitin’ for the soldier to come back again.”


“8th of November” – Big and Rich
“On the eighth of November the angels were crying as they carried his brothers away.”


“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
“Momma asked me this morning, if I’d been by your grave/But that flag and stone ain’t where I feel you anyway.”


“Just a Dream” – Carrie Underwood 
“Then they handed her a folded-up flag, and she held onto all she had left of him… Oh, and what could’ve been.”


“Some Gave All” – Billy Ray Cyrus
All gave some, some gave all/ Some stood through for the red, white and blue, and some had to fall.”


“Arlington” – Trace Adkins
“I’m thankful for those thankful for the things I’ve done/ I can rest in peace, I’m one of the chosen ones/ I made it to Arlington.”


“For You” – Keith Urban
You don’t think about right. You don’t think about wrong/ You just do what you gotta do, to defend your own.”