Friday, July 29, 2005

US Soldier Writes Country Hit While in Iraq

Luke Stricklin couldn't answer his family's questions about what it was like in Iraq.
He couldn't speak the words. But he could sing them. He looked at the bottom of his boots one day. The boots he'd worn 12 hours a day for 14 months became the breakthrough. "Bottom of my boots sure are getting worn," the 22-year-old Arkansas National Guardsman wrote. "There's a lot of holes in this faded uniform. Hands are black with dirt and so is my face. Ain't ever been to hell, but it can't be any worse than this place."Yahoo News

This start has evolved into American, By God's Amazing Grace which has been released as a single. You can listen to samples here.

I haven't listened to country music in a long time. I like this song because it is heartfelt, especially the verses that describe the poverty in Iraq. Luke Stricklin came home from Iraq four months ago.