Numerous artists are commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 with patriotic music and fundraisers to benefit members of the armed forces.
• On Sunday, Sept. 11, the United We Sing fundraiser will feature performances by Jamie O’Neal, Buddy Jewell, Bo Bice and many more at Nashville’s Tin Roof. Proceeds will benefit The Fisher House at Fort Campbell, Ky. and the Nashville Fire Department. Items being collected that night include new and used clothing, old cell phones, and personal hygiene products for Operation Stand Down Nashville. The Tin Roof will donate 10% of sales to the cause. Doors at 5:30 p.m., with a $5 donation, and military/emergency personnel admitted free.
• Alan Jackson will perform his now-classic song about the tragedy, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” at A Concert For Hope on Sept. 11. The event at Washington National Cathedral will also feature a speech by President Obama.
• Katie Armiger compiled a tribute video to mark the anniversary (embedded below). She explains, “The tragedy of 9-11 was the defining moment of my generation. I wanted to pay tribute and respect to the Responders, the Victims, their Families and the Soldiers that went to war because of these attacks. Thank you and God Bless you!!”
• Curtis and Luckey are shipping copies of debut album The Hard Way, along with Palma Cigars to US military serving overseas.
• Singer and active-duty U.S. Marine Mike Corrado is raising awareness with his latest single and video, “Still In The Fight.” Corrado wrote the song to draw attention to the struggles of those wounded in combat, and tapped injured Marines for the video. Proceeds from the song benefit the USO’s Wounded Warrior Family Centers initiative.
• Mark Wayne Glasmire celebrates the safe return of a soldier in his newest single, “Going Home.” The track is from his upcoming self-titled EP, which was co-produced by Glasmire and John Albani (Steve Azar, Monty Holmes, Randy Boudreaux).
• Mark Wills, the son of a Vietnam veteran, has made more than seven trips to entertain troops overseas, and continues a slew of recent stateside appearances. His new single “Crazy Being Home” is a tribute to military, and he also started CrazyBeingHome.com to foster support for America’s post-9/11 veterans.
• Eddie Money is giving all proceeds from new single “One More Soldier Coming Home” to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization which pays tribute to those who have sacrificed for the United States.