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Trace Adkins Dedicates Powerful Performance With The West Point Glee Club To Our Veterans

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Trace Adkins is a known supporter of the military.

From performing tribute concerts, to personally going out and thanking our military, Adkins isn't shy about his support for our troops. 

He first took the stage to sing "'Til The Last Shots Fired" at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards with the West Point Glee Club. Lt. Andrew Kinard introduced Adkins saying, 

"I was helped enormously by an organization called The Wounded Warrior Project. Tonight, Trace and the West Point Glee Club are helping people like me through the performance you are about to see. As you listen to this song, please consider that it's not about the war, it's about the warrior."

This Veterans Day, Adkins was joined, once again, by the West Point Glee Club for a special performance of "Til The Last Shot's Fired" for the Vets Rock Concert in Uncasville, Connecticut.

"Til The Last Shot's Fired" is off Adkins' tenth studio album, X, and released in 2008. He also released it on his compilation album The Definitive Greatest Hits: 'Til The Last Shot's Fired in 2010. This album includes all of his top 40 hits with the exception of three songs.

Trace took the lead for the entire song, with the Glee Club singing a few ooh's and aah's here and there. The very last verse, the Glee Club commanded the stage with a few a cappella lyrics, which stunned the audience. The meaning behind this song is so powerful, you have to see it for yourself.

Watch the chilling performance below.

Lyrics Below

I was there in the winter of '64
When we camped in the ice at Nashville's door
Three hundred miles our trail had lead
We barely had time to bury our dead

When the Yankees charged and the colors fell
Overton Hill was a living hell
When we called retreat, it was almost dark
I died with a grape shot in my heart

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set my spirit free, let me lay down my gun
Sweet Mother Mary I'm so tired
But I can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

In June of 1944
I waited in the blood of Omaha's shores
Twenty-one and scared to death
My heart pounding in my chest

I almost made the first sea wall
When my friends turned and saw me fall
I still smell the smoke, I can taste the mud
As I lay there dying from a loss of blood

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set my spirit free, let me lay down my gun
Sweet Mother Mary I'm so tired
But I can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

I'm in the fields of Vietnam
The mountains of Afghanistan
And I'm still hoping, waiting, praying
I did not die in vain

Say a prayer for peace for every fallen son
Set our spirits free, let us lay down our guns
Sweet Mother Mary we're so tired
But we can't come home 'til the last shot's fired
'Til the last shot's fired

Say a prayer for peace, for peace for our daughters and our sons
Set our spirits free, set us free, let us lay down our guns
Sweet Mother Mary we're so tired
But we can't come home
No we can't come home 'til the last shot's fired

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