Thursday, July 3, 2014

A WEEK OF TRIBUTES - 4th of July


The first time I heard this song, Chuck performed live during a Songwriters Showcase at Poodie's Roadhouse in Spicewood TX.  This piece is a true testament to what songwriting is all about - words woven together poetically; full of heart, soul, pain and loss. 

While you might not think this fits in with the 4th of July theme, Post 2 Gate is from a real life experience. This is the story of a little boy trying to provide for his family and survive in a horrible situation he didn't ask for. And the soulful lyrics came from deep inside Chuck after experiencing the tragedy first hand... as a soldier in Afghanistan. 

This is a tribute song to top them all. Our men and women are in harm's way every day they are there. I thank God he brought Chuck Hawthorne home safe. 

I had not met Chuck until that night and now count him among my many blessings in this crazy business.
Post 2 Gate will be featured on Chuck's upcoming album. 

1 comment:

  1. Haunting. This seems perfectly fitting for the 4th as we celebrate our freedoms. We need to remember the men and women who give so much to make sure we keep them.