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Operation Song, 2018 Strobel Award Civic Volunteer Group of the Year

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

Tori & Jay Seals

“Burn Pits” was written by Tori Seals who’s husband, Jay, tended burn pits in Iraq and now has advanced cancer. Co-written with Lynn Langham at an Operation Song spouses retreat in 2017.The video was put together by, Gregory Lovett, the director of “Delay, Deny, Hope You Die,” a documentary about burn pits and their after effects. Pictured: Jay and Tori Seals with Operation Song Writer Lynn Langham

Operation Song on Tennessee Crossroads

Our Latest Music Release

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


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