I discovered this over at IOTW:
From American Thinker ~
While many soldiers coming back from deployment have shown their talents by writing books about their experiences, one former Marine, Scott Brown, chose to become a songwriter and a performer. The result is a group, the Scooter Brown Band, that sounds a lot like Jackson Browne with songs that have an Eagles tone to them. The band has just released for the holiday season a very powerful and heart-wrenching song, “Soldier’s Christmas Eve,” the title of which says it all. American Thinker interviewed Brown about his songs and aspirations.
Scott taught himself the guitar while in the Marine Corps reconnaissance unit and after retiring in 2003 decided to form a band where he became the lead singer and songwriter. Many of his songs — although he emphasized, not all of them — have lyrical context related to his experiences while in the military. “Soldier’s Christmas Eve” was written to remind people that the U.S. is still at war and that there are soldiers still dying to protect American freedoms. He and the band have decided to donate the proceeds to the Lone Survivor Foundation, founded by the former SEAL Marcus Luttrell. Anyone who wants to hear the song and donate can go to the website.
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From the Scooter Brown Band website:
Scooter Brown has teamed up with the Lone Survivor Foundation this holiday season to raise money to support our Veterans. ‘Soldier’s Christmas Eve’ is an original song by the band that is available for download by donation. Minimum donation is $1.00 and you can donate as much as you want. There is no limit! All proceeds from this song will go to the Lone Survivor Foundation, founded by Retired Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and author of the best selling book ‘ Lone Survivor’. You can find out more about this great organization by clicking on the link below. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Scooter Brown & Lone Survivor Foundation!
All proceeds benefit http://www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/.
Listen to the song here.
When I close my eyes it reminds me of back home
I can see grandma’s house all covered in lights
Then the sound of distant gunfire wakes me from my dreams
I betya mommas cooking, daddys watching the game
I guess I would be lying if I didn’t say I wish I was doing the same
But that’s a choice I made, to fight for our way of life
So all of you back home could live in peace at night
When you’re gathered around at night, say a prayer for me
Cause there aint no Silent Night in a Soldier’s Christmas Eve
You can see the video “Whiskey Talkin’” also:
“When dealing with the stresses of life, some of us find ourselves at the bottom of a bottle. Our new single “When the Whiskey Starts Talkin” is about how those short moments of pleasure through the indulgence of alcohol can lead to more problems and stress…” Scott Brown knows a thing or two about stressful situations. The young frontman of country act Scooter Brown is an Iraq war veteran–having completed one tour of combat duty as a U.S. Marine. When faced with the daunting decision to either reenlist or pursue music, Brown chose to trade in his rifle for a guitar and put together a band with some of the best musicians Texas has to offer.