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Songs for Military Members and Military Wives

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This is a list of songs that I listened to over and over while my husband was deployed and came to be pretty special to me. Music is great therapy when you are going through a deployment.

  1. American Soldier – Toby Keith
  2. Hero At Home – Amy Douglas
  3. They Also Serve – John Conlee
  4. Letters From War – Mark Shultz
  5. Come Home Soon – SheDaisy
  6. I’m Already There – Lonestar
  7. Man of the House – Chuck Wicks
  8. 8th of November – Big and Rich
  9. I Pray for You – Big and Rich
  10. Just a Dream – Carrie Underwood
  11. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
  12. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
  13. Somebody’s Someone – Lonestar
  14. Never Alone – Lady Antebellum and Jim Brickman
  15. Red, White, and Blue – Brian McKnight and Rascal Flatts
  16. A Soldier’s Wife – Roxie Dean
  17. Baby Come Back Home – Carly Goodwin
  18. God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood
  19. I Just Came Back from a War – Darryl Worley
  20. Where the Stars and Strips and the Eagle Fly – Aaron Tippin
  21. Didn’t I – Montgomery Gentry
  22. Letters From Home – John Michael Montgomery
  23. The Price of Peace – Cassy and Alyssa Gaddis
  24. The Rock – Amy Jayne McCabe
  25. Have You Forgotten – Darryl Worley
  26. Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx (I prefer the Clay Aiken cover)
  27. You are Loved – Josh Groban
  28. Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue – Toby Keith
  29. Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
  30. Jet Lag – Simple Plan
  31. After All – Cher and Peter Cetera
  32. Riding With Private Malone – David Ball
  33. If My Heart Had Wings – Faith Hill

I’m sure there are many I missed, so please feel free to add your favorite songs in the comments!

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    • David Sidebottom

      “So Carry On” is the name of my military tribute and a very popular phrase in the military ranks. I have written this song to honor all branches of our military as shown in the verses. My song in not yet published, so few have heard this tribute. I hope you have a chance to listen. I wish I could upload the MP3. If I had an email address, I could easily send the entire song. Song #10 on my CD. Thank you for listening!

    • Alyssa

      My fiancée and I’s favorite is Mr. Red White and Blue by Coffey. He and I are both army and we both are from Indiana and it mentions it in the song so it brings back thoughts of home as well as the other person!

    • Kaycee Travis

      The song “If You’re Reading This” By Tim McGraw. Even though it is a heart wrenching song, it helps me get through deployments of my boyfriend. It helps me to stay strong and be appreciative that he is still coming home to me.

  • Bianca Mendoza

    I don’t know how I came across this page but I’m glad I did we just started our third deployment and this page really cheered me up thank you from a fellow military wife <3

  • Courtney

    Currently going threw my husband’s first deployment. It is definitely harder then I thought it would be thats for sure. The song that helps me and is also my all time favorite song that you forgot is See You Again by Carrie Underwood. Thank you for sharing this list.

  • Kaitlyn R

    Thank you, this is exactly what I need. I feel like my husband is gone all the time (truthfully though, he is gone all the time) so much so that when he’s home & he’s still working 16-18 hour days, I feel like he’s still not home. So thanks for the music . It helps on days like today, when he’s home but still not home.

  • Kelsey Gulledge

    My boyfriend just started basic so I’m just starting this journey, but Wait For Me by Theory of a Deadman is a song a could listen to for hours on reply. If you haven’t heard it, you should definitely check it out. It’s amazing.

  • Kathleen N

    My husband left 2 days ago and it is our first deployment together. I have listened to every song on this list and a few more. I cry happily, I cry out of fear, I cry for missing him, for the unknown and above all for being proud of him and all military personnel. I just hope I can make it through and that these emotions subside for a while. Thank you so much for the list of songs! They are a tremendous help!

  • M.E. Wilson

    Nearly half of my family is either currently in the military or was and is retired. Our troops don’t get the support or recognition they deserve. I’ve been trying to put together a playlist in honor of our soldiers recently, and this was a great help, but I do have a bunch of songs for you to add. Jo Dee Messina “Heaven Needed A Hero”, Trace Adkins “Arlington”, Gary Allan “Tough Little Boys”, Greenday “21 Guns”, Nickelback “When We All Stand Together”, 12 Stones “We Are One”, Thousand Foot Krutch “We Are”, Alan Parsons Project “Brother Up In Heaven”, Poets Of The Fall “War”, Chely Wright “Bumper Of My S.U.V.”, The Charlie Daniels Band “Still In Saigon”, Savannah Outen & Jake Coco “Safe And Sound”, Billy Ray Cyrus “Some Gave All”.

  • Payton

    “See You Againv by Carrie Underwood is my go-to song. My boyfriend is a marine and he is home for 8 days before he gets shipped back overseas and then deployed to Jordan. I’m really struggling to find peace in this time. Thank you for the playlist.

  • Jessica

    I’m not a army wife but I’m a army grand daughter, army daughter, navy sister and an army mom thank you for this list my daughter is 3weeks to being done with basic then of to ait school she’s never be gone from home this long before and I’m so depressed I miss her like crazy my step dad and grand dad are tried from army my Brother is active he’s in California I also miss him like crazy so thanks again for the list is great

  • Maria

    My boyfriends a Marine and he’ll soon be deployed to Cali or Japan.. In September I leave for boot camp for the Army although I’m going reserves, I haven’t seen him since December and it’s always hard to say when he’ll get the chance to come home because something always happens and a sergeant won’t give them a leave sometimes, I just wanted to say thank you for these songs! Nicholas (my boyfriend) sent me
    Miles Away- Memphis May Fire (ft kellin Quinn) this song really really explains us, I can honestly listen to it on repeat for hours. Thank you so much again 🙂

  • Mari

    Hey i was looking for songs and you helped me my boyfriend went to Iraq and he will be there during 9 months and I miss him so much. The song Home by Chris Daughtry is really good too but anyway this songs make me feel better thank you <3

  • Katy

    I am part of a family readiness group for my husbands command and we are putting together a welcome home video. I am looking for upbeat happy welcome home songs and it is soo hard! Most military welcome home songs are slow or sad. Any suggestions?? The only one I have is Welcome Home you by Brain Litrell. ( I want something different than Home by Daughtry)

  • Kristina

    “In Your Arms Again” by George Canyon & Crystal Shawanda and then “I want you to live” by George Canyon

  • K Wolters

    I’m not a Military spouse, but I’m a Marine Sister. When he came home from boot camp he played us two songs that they played one Sunday at Church. They where Letters from Home by John Michale Montgomery and Semper Fi by Trace Adkins.

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