On Sunday evening, Taya Kyle, the widow of fallen American Sniper hero Chris Kyle, had the honor of introducing Garth Brooks’ performance of “All-American Kid” at the Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. She was more than poignant and affirming with her words, and used them in great part to thank our nation’s sacrificing military servicemen for the jobs they do and the risks they take every day to ensure that our right to liberty is never called into question.
Brooks went on to bring the house down with his military tribute tune, because what else would you expect from the man who the Academy of Country Music named their “Entertainer of the Decade” for the 1990s!? He continued to pay homage and respect to the United States’ armed forces by having members of all service branches march in towards the stage to join him midway through the song. Just so much America right here.
“Land of the free, home of the brave.” Now that’s an idea that will bring an audience to their feet every damn time.