Country-pop-Americana artist Amy Allen of El Dorado, Ark., will help honor U.S. Army soldiers when she performs an original song at the “Singing Their Stories Concert” at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., on Nov. 8 (Friday).
Allen co-wrote the touching tribute, “I’ll Win Mine”, with former soldier Alicia Khim in September during the “Songwriters for Soldiers Retreat” hosted by Soldiers and Families Embraced and The Beat of Life. The song shares some of the challenging experiences Alicia and her two kids have faced in Fort Campbell, Ky., while waiting for husband/father Sak Khim to return from overseas deployments.
Allen will share the stage with more than a dozen hit songwriters who participated in the “Songwriters for Solders” project. The concert, which will be emceed by singer-songwriter David Bradley, will occur from 7-9 p.m. at APSU’s Sharon Mabry Concert Hall (Mass Communication Building), 266 Marion St. in Clarksville. Tickets are $15 for the public and $5 for students, military personnel and veterans. Proceeds from the concert will help SAFE provide free counseling and support for the active duty, veterans and their families. To order tickets, visit http://www.singingtheirstories.charityhappenings.org.