Zac Brown Band’s New Song 'Warrior' Is a Powerful Tribute to the U.S. Military

The true meaning behind "Warrior" is so moving.

Zac Brown Band has long been known for their support of America's troops, so it's no surprise that the group's latest single pays tribute to our country's armed forces.

"Warrior" is a powerful new track that gives fans a taste of ZBB's forthcoming studio album, The Owl, which will be released on September 20th. The moving lyrics of the song are intended to address some of the struggles faced by the brave men and women who have served.

According to Zac Brown, the song is inspired by a speech written by his friend who was part of the special operations branch of the military.

"Before we wrote the song 'Warrior,' I interviewed my friend Alexander R. Oliver who has over 21 years of dedication to our country in Special Ops. He now spends his time helping other veterans with things only they can relate to," the lead singer explained in a press release. "He is a true warrior and a wordsmith, so I took some of his story and words and tried to channel a glimpse of what it means to be a modern day warrior."

Below is a portion of the speech Alexander wrote that the country group used to craft "Warrior."

"There is no retirement for the warrior. Especially for his mind. Once he is forged and anointed on the battlefield he will always be a warrior. He will long for the feeling of standing with his brothers before the enemy. He will miss the quiet pride of leading his men into victory. And he will never forget the ones who selflessly gave their lives for the betterment of the Tribe. The warrior can always make one more mountain, one more mile and he can always take more weight. He can do all this because he fights for a cause bigger than himself. The warrior will never feel sorry for himself and never ask for help except maybe from his brothers. We eat the pain for a lot of years to keep doing the things we do for our country. The pain takes a backseat for the cause. The cause suppresses the pain and makes it bearable no matter how many injuries are absorbed . But when our contribution to the cause comes to an end the pain loses its suppressor and for some that pain is unbearable. But we all feel it to some degree."

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