(Army and Air Force Exchange Service) — From the brass bands of
the Civil War to blaring music from a loudspeaker before a battalion
run, American troops "move out" to a soundtrack that is all
"We're thrilled to offer the 14 songs that John was able to
secure 'for the troops' ..."
Col. Dean Thurmond,
AAFES Chief of Communications
that good music is integral to morale, Grammy Award winners/nominees
and multi-platinum selling recording artists Maroon 5, Keith Urban,
Daughtry and Five For Fighting, along with 10 other artists, have
teamed up with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to deliver a
special gift to troops this holiday season; a free compilation of
songs produced exclusively for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines
called "For the Troops II."
available for free download at http://www.aafes.com,
"For the Troops II" can be downloaded by all U.S. active
duty, Reserve and National Guard personnel, military retirees and
is the second ‘CD for the Troops’ that Grammy-nominated,
platinum-selling singer/songwriter John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting
has put together for the military community," said AAFES’ Chief
of Communications Lt. Col. Dean Thurmond. "We’re thrilled to
offer the 14 songs that John was able to secure ‘for the troops’
through AAFES’ Web site. As the Department of Defense’s largest
and oldest retailer, this command is uniquely positioned to ensure
everyone in uniform has an opportunity to receive this special
complete track listing of "For the Troops II" is:
Doors Down – "When I’m Gone"
For Fighting – "Freedom Never Cries"
Charlotte – "I Don’t Want to Be in Love (Dance Floor
Gretchen Wilson – "California Girls"
Isaac Hayes – "Theme From Shaft"
Joe Perry – "Shakin’ My Cage"
Josh Groban – "Machine"
Jude – "I Think It’s Time (Everything’s Alright)"
Keith Urban – "Everybody"
Maroon 5 – "Won’t Go Home Without You"
Ray Orbison – "In Dreams"
Alan Jackson – "Where I Come From"
Trace Adkins – "Fightin’ Words"
CD is the follow-up to the first "For the Troops" released
last fall. Songs from that CD were downloaded more than 350,000 times.