Cyrus is joined by Amy Grant
on this tune about the sacrifices of those who remain at home make while their loved ones go off to serve their country. Billy Ray hooked up with the CCM songstress after he ran into Amy's husband Vince Gill and asked about her collaborating on the song. "There was one person I wanted on that record and that was Amy Grant, she was the right voice," he told The Boot
. "She does a lot of work for Wounded Warriors and [is] a big supporter for the military. Add in the fact that she just sings her butt off, I knew she would bring in that realism to 'Stripes and Stars'."