The National Defense welcomes back a longtime friend of the program, Irish Tenor
Anthony Kearns, to hear about what he's been up to since we last spoke with him.
Anthony, among other activities, has recently performed for Pope Francis, the
New York Mets, as well as participating in an event to raise funds for homeless
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."