Operation Song, the 2018 Hands on Nashville Strobel Award, “Civic Volunteer Group of the Year.”

Operation Song is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Nashville, Tennessee. Our mission is to empower veterans, active duty military, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting.

Operation SongTM songwriting programs create an opportunity to transform service related issues, injuries and illnesses into a structured, musical outlet as an enhancement of traditional therapies and/or treatments.

Since 2012, we have written over 600 songs with veterans of WWII to those currently serving. We hold weekly workshops in Middle Tennessee and sponsor events and group retreats throughout the U.S. Those we serve need no musical background, only the desire to tell their story.

Can’t stop showing off the song. I love it. It’s my motivation, the coolest thing ever…

Shane, Soldiers Medal recipient, Iraq

Songwriting has done more for me in two months than the shrink did in two years.

Jimmy, US Navy

This is therapy on steroids.

Joe, Vietnam veteran

This is my liberation song.

Kate, US Air Force

Words cannot express how valuable and precious this experience has been for me. Never through my husband’s military career has anyone sat and asked me to tell my story as a military wife.

Paula, Army wife.

Just wanted to say I keep finding guitar picks in the dryer…. Three today alone. He has been practicing his song and last night when he couldn’t sleep he pulled out a note book and was SONG WRITING.

Jackie L. military spouse and caregiver.

Now I don’t have to think about it, I can just listen to my song.

Patty.M., Military Sexual Assault survivor.
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PO Box 121746
Nashville, TN 37212-1746



highlighting a program participant and their song

“The Last Monday in May”

A tribute song for Memorial Day written with six veterans of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Vocal by Ward Davis with veterans Jimmy Ray Sells and Ian Wagner.

songs with veterans, active military, their spouses and families

100s of veterans helped.

When Music Becomes Medicine

December 31st, 2018|

Written by Ron Bell   |   December 2018 Songwriters from Operation Song go from hitmaking to healing as they co-write with Tennessee’s military veterans with PTSD Combat veterans will tell you that most battle wounds are invisible. Soldiers carry scars on the inside from wounds sustained at the moment of

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Our Latest Music Release

Our latest CD “We Got Your Six” is now available on iTunes , iTunes Music, and Spotify.

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