Esquire names disabled Navy veteran's song one of the most powerful in country music

My name is Jamie Trent and I reside in Lynchburg, Va. I am also a disabled Navy veteran and work with a 501(c)(3) organization called “Songwriting With Soldiers” ( One of the main songwriters with the organization, Mary Gauthier, recently completed an album that was 100 percent co-written with active-duty, vets and military families. I actually have a song on the album, the first single released: “Bullet Holes In The Sky.” We were just informed that this album was nominated for a GRAMMY and was named the #11 Country/Americana Song This Year. As history shows, it is virtually impossible for basically a collection of soldier songs to have any sort of breakthrough like this in the mainstream. Anyway, I just wanted to share the news. shared the story that was written last week by Randy Lewis of the LA Times. Thank you, and happy holidays.

One of the most unique albums to release this year, Mary Gauthier’s "Rifles & Rosary Beads," saw the folk songsmith partner with a group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans to turn their stories into ruminative, remarkable art. “Bullet Holes,” penned with Jamie Trent, who served with the Navy in Operation Desert Storm, paints the scene of watching the Veterans Day parade roll on by from his Waffle House booth. It’s the most visceral cut on an album full of show-stoppers.’ - Esquire

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