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Operation Song™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Nashville Tennessee founded in 2012. We pair professional songwriters with veterans, active military and their families to help them tell their stories through song. 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. In a typical session, the songwriter listens and encourages the participant to lay out the “puzzle pieces” of his or her experience. Together, they arrange those pieces into verses and choruses. The result is a complete song that they can call their own.

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.
songs with veterans, active military, their spouses and families

100s of veterans helped.

highlighting a program participant and their song

Bruce Wesson

bruce wesson press card“We Shot the Pictures” was written with Vietnam veteran Bruce Wesson, who led one of only two five-man combat photography teams in Vietnam. They were sent there in 1968 to be “eyes and ears” for the nation. Bruce shared his story and photographs with Operation Song writers Steve Dean and Don Goodman at a session in Little Rock, AK.

Operation Song on the Sunday Today Show

Our Latest Music Release

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


As long as there is one veteran, service member, or spouse that needs our help, we cannot rest. Please, support the mission today!