AOL’s The Boot is giving Country music fans the opportunity to fully stream Kristy Lee Cook’s upcoming single, “Airborne Ranger Infantry,” as part of the site’s “First Listen” series.
Co-written by Cook alongside her father Larry Cook as well as songwriters Michael Logen and Luke Sheets, “Airborne Ranger Infantry,” is based upon poems her father wrote about his experiences while serving in the Vietnam War.
“My dad didn’t really talk about his time in the war much when I was growing up, but he’d written four poems about the things that were happening to him while he was serving. It was a way for him to express himself during that difficult time,” explains Cook. “When I was growing up my Mom and I framed the poems for my dad and hung them in the house as a way to honor him. I read them over and over as I was growing up and I always wanted to turn them into a song. It just took a few years to find the right partners to write the song with.”
“Airborne Ranger Infantry” is a sweeping, cinematic ballad that serves as a vivid, heartfelt depiction of a young soldier serving in-action during the Vietnam War. The song tells the universal story of strength, sacrifice and of one man’s love for his family, his fellow soldiers and for his country. “Airborne Ranger Infantry” is a personal tribute to Cook’s father as well as to all those who have served in the United States military.
“Airborne Ranger Infantry” officially impacts Country Radio on Monday, October 15th. Fans can get their “First Listen” of the song now here.
Kristy Lee Cook first gained fame as a Top 10 finalist on Season 7 of FOX’s American Idol. Since Idol, Cook has continued to stay in the spotlight by hosting her own television program on The Outdoor Channel titled “Outdoors 10 Best” as well as starring in the Versus reality series, “Goin’ Country.”
Influenced at a young age by such vocal powerhouses as Whitney Houston, Shania Twain and Garth Brooks, the Selma, OR native began singing at gigs around and near her hometown when she was only 13 years old. With an intense love for Country music, horses and the outdoors, Cook’s energetic, girl-next-door approach to both her songwriting and music epitomizes the Country lifestyle.
Now signed to Broken Bow Records – whose roster includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean as well as chart-topper Dustin Lynch – Cook is currently in the studio working with production team New Voice (Thompson Square) and multi-platinum recording artist Jason Aldean who is serving as executive producer of her upcoming album.
For more information on Kristy Lee Cook and upcoming tour dates, visit: http://www.kristyleecook.com
For more information on Broken Bow Records and the BBR Music Group visit: http://www.brokenbowrecords.com
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