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There are some great bluegrass songs that can be used to honor veterans of our military services. You can also play patriotic songs from the the Independence Day list as well. How about playing songs by artists who are themselves military veterans, like Don Reno, Bobby Osborne, Red Allen, Del McCoury or the U.S. Navy Band Country Current?

  • A Mother’s Prayer
    • Joe Val “Diamond Joe” (Rounder)
    • Ralph Stanley “A Mother’s Prayer” (Rebel)
  • A Soldier’s Dream
    • Randall Hibbitts “Traveler” (no label)
  • America Our Home
    • Joe Isaacs “Dreaming of Home” (Music Mill)
  • Another Soldier Down
    • Ricky Wasson “From the Heart and Soul” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Between the Devil and the Deep
    • Band of Ruhks “Band of Ruhks” (101 Ranch)
  • Blood Red Roses
    • Joe Ross “Festival Time Again” (no label)
  • Blood Stained Bible
    • Chosen Road “The Storm in Me” (Poor Mountain)
  • Bring Him Home
    • The Rigneys “Double or Nothing” (Dark Shadow Recording)
  • Come Home Good Boy
    • Dale Ann Bradley “Somewhere South of Crazy” (Compass)
  • Down Where the River Bends
    • Ralph Stanley (with Dwight Yoakum) “Saturday Night/Sunday Morning” (Freeland)
  • Faded Coat of Blue
    • Suzanne Thomas “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” (Rounder)
  • Far Away from Home
    • Blue Moon Rising “On the Rise” (Lonesome Day)
  • Forgotten Soldier Boy
    • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover “Bluegrass at the Roots” (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • God Bless the Soldier
    • Rhonda Vincent “All American Bluegrass Girl” (Rounder)
  • God Knows Who He Is
    • The Family Sowell (single release, no label)
  • Great American Hero
    • Mark Newton and Steve Thomas (single/Pinecastle)
  • He Walked All the Way Home
    • Blue Highway “Midnight Storm” (Rebel)
  • Homeless Man
    • Blue Highway “Through the Window of a Train” (Rounder)
  • Homeless of the Brave
    • Detour “A Better Place” (BlueGrass Ahead)
  • I’ll Be There Mary Dear
    • Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins “Hall of Fame Bluegrass” (Rebel)
  • I’ll Keep Old Glory Waving High
    • The Boys from Indiana “One More Bluegrass Show Tonight” (King Bluegrass)
    • The Boys from Indiana “Best of…” (Rebel)
  • I’m Coming Back, But I Don’t Know When
    • Del McCoury and Herb Pederson “Home is Where the Heart Is” (Rounder)
    • Del McCoury “I Wonder Where You Are Tonight” (Arhoolie)
    • Country Gentlemen “Folk Songs and Bluegrass” (Smithsonian/Folkways)
  • Main Street
    • Missy Werner “Turn This Heart Around” (Missy Werner Music)
  • Margie
    • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass “Live in Holland” (Strictly Country)
  • Military Five String
    • Don Reno & Red Smiley “Sweethearts in Heaven” (Starday)
  • More Than a Name On A Wall
    • Dailey & Vincent “Dailey & Vincent” (Rounder)
  • North Platte Canteen
    • LeRoy Mack “Stories” (no label)
  • One Morning in May
    • The Country Gentlemen (Vanguard)
  • Promise to a Soldier
    • Honi Deaton & Dream “Promise to a Soldier” (Chateau Music Group)
  • Purple Heart
    • Red Allen and the Kentuckians “Bluegrass Country” (County)
  • Pray for the Boys
    • The Earls of Leicester “Rattle & Roar” (Rounder)
  • Reveille Time in Heaven
    • Mac Wiseman “Bluegrass Hits and Heartaches” (Rebel)
  • Rotation Blues
    • Bill Monroe “And His Blue Grass Boys” (Decca) and “1950-1958, Vol. 2” (Bear Family)
  • Shadow of a Man
    • The Travelers “Ridin’ the Lines” (Hay Holler)
  • Soldier’s Farewell
    • Lorraine Jordan “Road Trip for the Lord” (West Station) Also on Prime Cuts #78
  • Soldier Song
    • Mountain Faith “Blue” (Mountain Fever)
  • Soldier’s Last Letter
    • Don Reno and Red Smiley “Together Again” (Rebel)
  • Soldier’s Sorrow
    • Detour “Going Nowhere Fast” (Mountain Fever)
  • Something About a Soldier
    • Leona Williams, Ron Williams and the Bluegrass Martins “Travel Down This Road with Me” (Loveshine)
  • That’s What Heroes Do
    • Paul Williams & the Victory Trio “I’ll Be No Stranger There” (Rebel)
  • The Road that Brings You Home
    • Jim and Lynna Woolsey “The Road that Brings You Home” (Broken Record)
  • This is My Son
    • Cherryholmes “Cherryhomes III: Don’t Believe” (Skaggs Family)
  • Those Boots
    • The Roys “The View” (Rural Rhythm)
  • Two Medals
    • Summertown Road (Rounder)
  • War is Hell
    • American Drive “American Drive” (Rural Rhythm)
  • When They Come Home
    • Rhonda Vincent “All American Bluegrass Girl” (Rounder)
  • With Love from Normandy
    • Cedar Hill “I’ve Got a Thing About Doors” (Blue Circle)
    • Brink Brinkman “On the Brink of a Dream” (Brinksongs)
    • Sharon Graeff “Once More” (Heritage Records) Also on Prime Cuts, Volume 92.
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