Happy Birthday to the Greatest-
On your 80th, know that your music has inspired a Legion; Country Boys, Working Men, Fighting Men, and Men that don’t ask permission to do what it takes-
Nowhere in the Army did I not meet hard men who couldn’t sing along to The Devil Went Down to Georgia or In America, or felt the same feelings coming home from Iraq or Afghanistan as Still In Saigon.
But your best is not the awe-inspiring duels with your bandmates live or the thunderous energy you put into your work, it’s that you’re a man of faith and you mean exactly what you say.
On a day filled with so much evidence of the Lord’s Hand at work, as well as being your birthday, your rendition is needed more than ever-