Stick To Your Guns

“Stick to Your Guns” was one of the first songs Ty England wrote on the new album. “One of his buddies lost his dad a few years back,” Ty reflects. “And the two of us started talking about how our fathers taught us to be men. We realized that our first time feeling ‘grown up’ was not when our fathers trusted us with cars, but when we got our first rifles. We both intensely felt the responsibility of owning those guns. I am a life member of the National Rifle Association, and I appreciate that in addition to standing up for the citizens’ right to protect themselves and their families, they make every effort to teach people of all ages with firearm safety programs. We wrote ‘The NRA Song’ in one night. People who aren’t familiar with the NRA don’t realize that the organization does a lot more than protect our second amendment rights. I’ve never met a member of the NRA who wasn’t an extremely cautious hunter. My father taught me, and now I’m passing the lessons along to my sons Tyler, Levi and Matt.”

It’s the same belief system that caused Ty to sign on for the USO Tour to Korea. And that love for the red, white and blue will took him to Iraq in the summer of 2006, playing for small units in out-of-the-way places. “There are so many troops that never get any entertainers because the areas are too remote,” Ty explains. “Those are the servicemen and women we want to reach, to let them know how much we appreciate their sacrifices.”

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  • Debbie said:

    Ty I would like to say thank you not only as an american, but as a family member who has a brother who has deployed several times and is looking to go back in September. I want to say thank you for your commitment and for taking the risk to reach our soliders.

    Thank You,

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