Some Gave All

Album: I'm American (2011)
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  • Billy Ray Cyrus originally recorded this patriotic song about the ultimate war sacrifice, as the title track of his 1992 debut album. The Country star penned the tune with his first wife Cindy Smith after talking with a Vietnam vet. Cindy and Billy were married between 1986 to 1991.
  • Cyrus re-recorded the tune for his 2011 album, I'm American with Jamey Johnson, who was a member of the Marine Corps reserves for several years, along with Craig Morgan, who is a U.S. Army veteran, and Darryl Worley. "Each of those artists, I knew the heart and the soul that they would put into the song," Cyrus told The Boot. "When they came in to sing the song, [they] didn't carry a lyric sheet into the vocal booth. They sung the song from their heart, they knew the words."


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