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Brantley Gilbert Pledges His Allegiance To Our Troops With "One Hell Of An Amen"

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Brantley Gilbert makes it loud and clear that he is proud to be an American.

After the July 2015 Chattanooga, TN shootings, Gilbert knew that he had to do something to pay tribute to the men that lost their lives that day: U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, U.S Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, U.S. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells and U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smit. 

Gilbert was given that opportunity when the city of Chattanooga decided to host a week-long celebration called Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute On The River. The celebration included a parade and fireworks, as well as a free concert by Gilbert.

During his concert, Gilbert dedicated one of his most popular songs "One Hell of An Amen" to those who lost their lives during the shooting and "to all those we've lost to the good fight."

"One Hell of An Amen" was released in November 2014 off of Gilbert's album Just As I Am. The song was cowritten by Gilbert, who said that he was inspired to write the song based on a true story. In an interview with roughstock.com, Gilbert said the song is about the death of a U.S. military soldier that one of Gilbert's friends had a close relationship with.

During his performance in Chattanooga, Gilbert is the picture of patriotism. He wears a shirt with an American flag printed on it and a large American flag hangs across the front of the stage.

"One Hell of An Amen" may not be a very intense song, Gilbert's voice and the instrumentals are very soft, but it still has a lot of power.

At the end of the song when Gilbert dedicates it to the victims of the shooting, the crowd cheers so loud that you can hardly make out what Gilbert is saying

But the last thing Gilbert says at the end of his performance is heard loud and clear, "God bless y'all Chattanooga." 

LYRICS BELOW

Preacher said he died too young
Over there totin' that gun
For Uncle Sam and our freedom
Mom and Daddy dressed in black
They folded up that flag
Handed it to dad
Started prayin'
Yeah he went out 21 guns blazin'

An' that's One Hell of an Amen
That's the only way to go
Fightin' the good fight
Til the Good Lord calls you home
And so be well my friend
Til' I see you again
This is our last goodbye
But it's a Hell of an Amen, Amen

Doctor said he ain't got long
He just smiled said bring it on
If you think I'm scared
You got me all wrong
A little cancer can't break me
My heart's right and I believe
We all hit our knees
Started prayin'
Naw he never gave up
Said the Good Lord's waitin'

An' that's One Hell of an Amen
That's the only way to go
Fightin' the good fight
Til the Good Lord calls you home
So be well my friend
Til' I see you again
Yeah this is our last goodbye
But it's a Hell of an Amen

So be well my friend
Til' I see you again
This is our last goodbye
But it's a Hell of an Amen

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