Trace Adkins Honors Fallen Marine With His Powerful Song “Arlington”. I’m In Tears!

Trace Adkins is a country music legend. Since he came on the scene in 1995 with his debut album Dreamin’ Out Loud, he’s released a string of chart topping hits. All but one of his albums are certified gold or platinum sellers.

Adkins isn’t just a great musician, though. Throughout his career he has been outspoken in his support of the U.S. Military. Through his support of organizations like The Wounded Warrior Project, and through his music, his convictions are clear.

He’s released many track that show his support of the troops, including “Arlington”. This track, released in 2005 as the second single from the album Songs About Me, peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

This touching song is narrated by a soldier who was killed in action, and buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The lyrics were inspired by the life of Tennessee-native Corporal Patrick Nixon, of the United States Marine Corps. Nixon died in battle on March 23, 2003, while trying to secure a bridge in Iraq.

One of the song’s writers, Dave Turnbull, was moved to write it after interviewing Nixon’s father about his son. Adkins told CMT that he’d wanted to record “Arlington” for a long time.

“… this song came along, and I said, ‘Oh, there it is. That’s what I’ve been waiting for.’ It’s just a nonpolitical song,” he told interviewers. “It doesn’t glorify war at all or anything like that. It’s just simply playing tribute and homage and respect to the people who gave that last full measure.”

Watch Trace Adkins’ moving recordings of “Arlington” in the video below! What did you think? Leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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