Radney Foster, whose song “Angel Flight” struck a chord with military families worldwide, will appear on the Homeward Bound Veteran’s Day telethon on Sunday, November 10 at 7/6c on the Military channel. Hosted by Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna, and co-hosted by Connie Francis, the telethon will benefit American veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
“I’m so honored to be involved with the telethon,” he said. “The song ‘Angel Flight’ tells the story of the flight crews that bring fallen soldiers home to their final resting place. Because of that song, I have met hundreds servicemen and women who have shared their stories with me.”
Radney’s “Angel Flight” music video has been seen by more than 5 million people. The response led his co-writer, Darden Smith, to found the organization Songwriting With: Soldiers which pairs returning veterans with professional songwriters to help veterans cope with the emotional impact of war and the transition back to civilian life.
“Through Songwriting With: Soldiers, I’ve seen firsthand how many veterans are coming home with wounds both seen and unseen,” Radney said. “There is an urgent need for support for those suffering from PTSD and TBI. I’m so thankful that Homeward Bound has asked me to be a part of this essential work.”
The Homeward Bound broadcast will feature testimonials and personal stories of veterans and their families who have experienced difficulties as they returned from the battlefronts of WWII, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Radney is currently recording a new album at Louisiana’s Dockside Studios so he will be introducing “Angel Flight” by video during the telethon. For more information, visit homewardboundtelethon.org.