The National Defense is proud to welcome Nashville recording artist Amber
Hayes to the program to discuss her single "Hero's Heart." Amber's song was
originally created as a tribute to her uncle, Command Sgt. Major Bennie G.
Adkins, who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the
Special Forces in the Vietnam War. Amber has recently released an EP entitled
"Running Out of Memories" and is currently touring the country with Ronnie
McDowell. For more information on Amber Hayes, and to hear her song "Hero's
Heart," check out her website at amberhayesmusic.com.
Come Back Home was written in the wake of me losing my longtime drummer and former Army soldier John C. Williams. But the song started off as a reflection of how a military couple deals with separation. After the release of Come Back Home, Johns little brother was killed by an IED in Iraq. His name was Blake Williams. His platoon used this track as the audio to a memorial slide show presentation they did in March of 2008. It was for all the courageous men and women they had lost in the month of March.
I am humbled by their service to our great country and I hope this song brings them some peace. My father served in Vietnam and I truly appreciate their dedication and bravery."