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    Time Magazine: Carrie Underwood On the Military Family That changed How She Sings SYA

    Guys- Carrie wrote a sort of Op-Ed for Time Magazine about her support for the Troops for Veterans Day! Beautiful article!

    TIME.com @TIME 3h 3 hours ago
    .@carrieunderwood on the military family that changed how she sings "See You Again" http://ti.me/1xmuhcp

    The Military Family That Changed How I Sing ďSee You AgainĒ


    Oct. 16, 2014




    An exclusive essay from the award-winning country singer.

    Carrie Underwood is an award-winning country singer who will perform in The Concert for Valor on Veterans Day.
    Itís all about the stories. Thatís what Iíve always loved about country music. And now that I am blessed enough to make my own contributions to country music, itís still the stories that I love. But the only stories I love more than the ones I get to write and sing about are the ones that I hear from those who listen my songs.
    Iíve been blessed enough to get to perform for and be involved in various events and projects that support the amazing men and women of our military. Iíve done everything from touring with the USO in Iraq and Kuwait, to playing shows at military bases in the U.S., to writing songs for special projects used to benefit our military members and their families. Iíve met countless brave souls that sacrifice their time and effort to keep us safe here at home. And Iíve met many spouses and children of those who donít make it back home. Those are the stories that I could never and would never want to forget.
    ďSee You Again,Ē a song I co-wrote and included on my last album, tells different stories to different people. It often means something different to each person who hears it. To many itís a song about moving on after the death of a loved oneóabout wanting to see that person again, and knowing that eventually they will. But I never dreamed that so many would relate to it in such a powerful way.
    As soon as the album came out, I started hearing and reading the most amazing things. I would meet fans at shows or on the street, and they would tell me how long their spouses had been deployed. I guess, somehow, hearing that song helped them see the light at the end of the tunnel, and they could keep on smiling, knowing that their loved would soon be home.
    Some of the stories, however, wouldnít have such a happy ending. I remember talking to one brave girl and her mother. They had bought tickets the second they went on sale for the whole family to come to my show. The girlís father was supposed to be home from deployment by the time the show rolled around. Tragically, he never made it.
    We got word of what had happened and were told that they still wanted to come to the show. Music is a powerful thing. Although Iím sure going to a concert doesnít fix any problems or heal any wounds, it can take oneís mind a few steps away from terrible things that are weighing heavily on the heart.
    I wanted to meet this young lady and her mother, so we arranged for that to happen. The mother told me the story that I already knew, and told me how much ďSee You AgainĒ meant to them. I could tell that they both had amazing faith that the most important man in their lives was looking down on them and waiting for them. I guess hearing it in a song solidified that belief a little more. I signed their pictures and we smiled for photos.
    I am still amazed at how strong they both were. They might have found a little comfort in one of my songs. But because of their story and the many others like it that I have heard since, Iíll never sing that song the same way again.


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    Tee, thanks for posting. It is a great story.
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    Great article
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    I hope this makes the print magazine for Time.
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    It's great to see the positive impact Carrie's music is having on people's lives. "See You Again" is a very special song.
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    This is getting lots of retweets and attention! Yay! Carrie the journalist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisaJessie View Post
    It's great to see the positive impact Carrie's music is having on people's lives. "See You Again" is a very special song.

    See You Again is one of my favorite songs on the Blown Away album. There are so many great songs on the BA album, including Who Are You, etc.
    My favorite song on that Cd is BLOWN AWAY!!!

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    I really love this article..I remember these pictures when she went there! Love it!


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