NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music recording artist and former U.S. Army Intelligence Sergeant, Jenny Leigh Miller, is set to release her new single, “God And Country“* in mid-November. Written by Miller and produced by Kolt Barber (Maverick Management), the original tune, and very first Nashville recording will be available Friday, November 6, 2020, via all major digital retail and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/Spotify/ Tidal) in alignment with Veterans Day.
Reflecting on her decision to join the military at the age of 18, the emotional track chronicles Miller’s early life chapters and her calling to serve God and her country. The warm acoustics and steady rhythm cradle the nostalgic sentiment, while rocking guitar solos build to stand for, and represent, the hope, conviction, and patriotic pride of a little girl, all-grown-up.
I broke my daddy’s heart
When I went to war
His little girl was strong
But this is not what he asked for
And I’m nothing compared to those who died
Those who gave all, who gave their lives
“I had always wanted to write a song about my experience serving and capture my unique life experience and transition from being a girly-girl cheerleader to wearing combat gear in the desert,” Jenny Miller said. “While I am very proud to have served my country, I didn’t want to sugarcoat it. There are a few lines in the track that demonstrate the true reality of an 18-year-old woman going to war.”
Miller joined the U.S. Army, signing up just two weeks following high school graduation. She was deployed to the Middle East and stationed in Arizona and Texas where she served as an intelligence analyst (2009-2013). While overseas, Jenny learned to play guitar and wrote songs to entertain her bunk buddies and counterparts.
“Music and songwriting became therapeutic for me; it helped to ease the stress of being away from home and military life. All in all, I wanted to dedicate the song to the brave military, police, firefighters, first responders, and anyone and everyone who believes in ‘God And Country’,” added Miller.
Miller paints a vivid portrait of her younger, innocent self that conveys the strength of her personal commitment to her values. Drawing upon her own experiences in the military and the sacrifices of her peers, “God And Country” celebrate the belief in something bigger than oneself.
The “God And Country” pre-sale and the pre-save event begin Friday, October 23, 2020; Ed Gertler, Digital Retail Services will spearhead the digital retail and streaming campaign.