As a fellow lover of soul-stirring music, you’ll appreciate the profound impact of Trace Adkins’ powerful rendition of ‘Arlington’.
The deep, resonant baritone voice of Trace Adkins is the perfect vehicle for this poignant song about sacrifice, honor, and the cost of freedom. We have all been touched by the song’s heartrending lyrics, written by the skilled hands of Dave Turnbull and Jeremy Spillman. Released in June 2005, this haunting tune featured on Adkins’ celebrated album “Songs About Me”.
In the video below, you’ll see the country music star himself navigating the solemn grounds of Arlington National Cemetery as he brings the song to life. Each note of ‘Arlington’ serves as a tribute to Corporal Patrick Nixon of the United States Marine Corps—a brave soldier from Tennessee who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq on March 23, 2003.
Adkins had long sought the right song to honor all the servicemen and servicewomen who had selflessly laid down their lives for their country. He found that ‘Arlington’ didn’t glorify war, and it was non-political—it merely paid respect and homage to the individuals who gave everything for what this nation believed in.
The Perfect Vehicle
Commenting on the song, Deborah Evans Price from Billboard spoke to how flawlessly Adkins’ famous deep voice resonates with the story and the emotion behind the song. In her own words, “Adkins’ deep, resonant baritone is the perfect vehicle for this hauntingly beautiful song about sacrifice, honor, and the cost of freedom.”
Sharing the Emotion
To be moved by such a song is to be human—to feel the tug at your heartstrings as the poignant lyrics unfold. We encourage you to share this extraordinary performance of ‘Arlington’ by Trace Adkins with your loved ones simply because it touches the soul in a way few songs can.