Patriotism is a theme that runs through a large number of country songs, and there's a good reason. Many of the genre's popular artists served in the military prior to becoming the country stars we know and love today.
Country music artists represent all branches of the nation's military: George Strait served in the Army, Johnny Cash was in the Air Force, and George Jones joined the Marines. While country artists have always been great at showing support for our troops, these men, among others, pledged their lives to Uncle Sam.
You may be surprised to see some of the artists' names on this list! We'd like to thank each and every one of them for their service.