“Nashville Star” Winner Gives to Military Families

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Brad Cotter, an Alabama native, and the 2004 winner of USA Network’s singing contest “Nashville Star,” shows his support for military families.

Cotter will donate twenty five percent of the proceeds from his new single, “An American Dream,” to the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund.

The nonprofit organization provides a range of assistance to the children and spouses of service members who have been killed or injured. Assistance includes housing, utilities, medical expenses, groceries, clothing, school tuition and supplies, plus other expenses to help alleviate their need, said Rebecca Campbell, the organization’s founder

After an appearance on “Nashville Star”, the United Service Organizations invited him to entertain troops in Germany, Bosnia and Kosovo. The experience ignited his interest to help military families.

“This project is just our little way of giving back. I am truly blessed to have the privilege to grow up in such a wonderful country,” Cotter said. “They deserve nothing less than our whole-hearted and undivided support.”

Brad Cotter says his song is unlike many recent military themed patriotic songs, because he wanted it to be politically neutral about the war in Iraq.

“We need to let the troops know, no matter what our political views, that we know they are fighting for our freedom.”

“Hopefully, ‘An American Dream’ can, in some small way, let our military personnel know that they are appreciated and always in our prayers. Any way that we can show our military that we support their efforts is not only a good idea, but I feel it is our duty as Americans,” Cotter said.

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