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Top 30 Soldier Songs: #29 – “Nineteen” by Waycross

October 31, 2008

In June of 2007 a duo came out with a small-time single in their first attempt to score a country music hit. That single was a tribute to the young men who have decided to put their live on the line as a result of the 9/11 attacks that brought down the twin towers. When duty called, many men between the ages of 18 and 25 volunteered to serve in Iraq and many have paid the ultimate price.

The story that Waycross tolls with their debut single is meant to draw attension to the young men who are brave enough to put aside their lives at home and their own safety to serve overseas. The main character is supposedly 19 and wheres the number in his high school football team, a talent that got him a free ride to college. He gives that up after 9/11 to serve his country and ends up saving another soldier’s life at the cost of his sports career, earning himself the purple heart. Although their career was very short lived, this song touched the hearts of millions as it brought to light the fact that it’s not just fathers and brother out there, it’s also sons and students who have decided to set everything aside for the safety of us here at home and many have lost everything for that cause.

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  1. October 31, 2008 3:02 pm

    What happened to Waycross anyway I really liked this song and was looking foward to an album but I never heard of anything happening with them. It’s been a while too so I doubt I’m going to at this point.

    Also good to know you’re going to be picking even smaller artists like Luke and Waycross for the list.

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