Easing the Pain of War with Country Songs

By John Donohue | The New Yorker Magazine

This year, in honor of Memorial Day, there’s a concert on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Among the people headed to Washington, D.C., for the holiday is Bob Regan, a songwriter from Nashville who has penned hits for Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, and other country stars. Lately, Regan has been spending a fair share of his time with veterans. He’s the founder of a group called Operation Song, which pairs veterans with songwriters as a way of working through their pain.

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