The Liberal Country Music Fan

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Big & Rich Honor Those Who Served in Vietnam

With an orchestra backing them, Big & Rich gave a powerful performance of “8th of November” at the National Memorial Day Concert last night. Big Kenny, one half of the Big & Rich duo, told the audience that he hopes the song will help everybody feel “a little bit of what [our soldiers] went through” during the Vietnam War. Gary Sinise (Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump"), who hosted some of the concert, said to Big & Rich, “The power of country music comes so much from personal, emotional stories.” In this way, Big & Rich have written a powerful song, indeed.

Click the picture below to see a video of the Big & Rich portion of the concert. Particularly moving are the video shots of Big & Rich’s friend Niles Harris, the subject of the song, who was in the audience for the performance.

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