For Our Heroes is an amazing collection of “greatest hits” from country rockers Montgomery Gentry that collects twelve of their best loved songs for a very special cause.
Eddie and Troy have partnered with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores to release an album that will benefit Wounded Warriors, an outstanding service organization which aids the soldiers who have returned home from war with both physical and mental battle scars.
Montgomery Gentry have been longtime supporters of the troops, as well as supporters of many charities, including Charlie Daniels’ Angelus down in Florida.
The CD is, of course, great from beginning to end, starting out with “Something to Be Proud Of,” a tribute to soldiers and others who do the right thing, no matter what the cost. And I always loved their song :Tattoos & Scars,” penned by Tony Lane. It’s the story of a young man at a bar having a conversation with a veteran, and a powerful lyric to be sure.
The boys rock out full tilt Southern Rock boogie style with their cover of ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid,” and do a great job covering the 1980’s Bon Jovi classic “Wanted Dead or Alive.”
Of course the CD features their biggest ever hits “My Town” and “Some People Change,” as well as “Daddy Won’t Sell The Farm,” “Blue Collar Nights,” “The Man That I Am” and more.
I’d say you’d be hard pressed to find a better country CD or a better cause to support, so next time you’re on a road trip and stop in at Cracker Barrel - you know you do anyway - pick up a copy and turn it up to eleven. It’s all good.
-Michael Buffalo Smith