Back in March, I put up an article about Mark Wills song, “Looking for America.” At that point, I thought it was a single; but it’s actually the title of a CD. One of the songs on that CD is Mark’s new single, “Crazy Being Home.” If you missed the March article, you can read it by clicking here.
As you might guess, this song is a tribute to our brothers and sisters of of service. “Crazy Being Home” is set to release to radio nationwide in October. Mark has made more than seven trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, entertaining our troops, and has become personally acquainted with the faces of our servicemen and women. He is familiar with the places they have been. Having gained a special insight into the trials and stresses faced by our soldiers in combat, in reflection and consideration, “Crazy Being Home,” is a heart-song for Mark.
“The first time I made a trip to visit our troops, I was amazed by their dedication. When I returned home, I was surprised to find myself overcome with emotion every time I tried to speak of my experiences. Each time I tried to recount the stories to my family, friends and strangers alike, I could not get through my thoughts without becoming emotional…and I was only gone 10 days and kept out of harms way. It’s hard to imagine what these men and women go through to try to get back to ‘life’ as we all know it.,” Mark said.
Mark is the official spokesperson for USA Cares, a non-profit national military assistance charity founded to assist post 9/11 military families in emotional health and recovery and bearing the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support. The initiative: to introduce the Warrior Treatment Today “Crazy Being Home”: national awareness campaign surrounding the severity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.
I liked Mark’s single, “Looking for America.” And I like “Crazy Being Home.” It would be nice to see country radio getting behind this song when it’s released in October.
I’ve got to get ready to head to the office. Talk to you all later!