It was on this date in 2002 that The Chicks (formerly known as The Dixie Chicks) released a top-tier sad country song, “Travelin’ Soldier,” from their Home album.
The song was written and originally recorded by country artist Bruce Robison in 1996 and was later recorded by Ty England on his 1999 album, Highways & Dance Halls.
The Chicks’ version was the first to be released as a single, though, and became their sixth and final single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (now called the Hot Country Songs chart).
It about brings a tear to my eye every time it comes on, no matter how long it’s been or how many times I’ve heard it, and of course, there are tons of other greats covers out there from other country artists who love it too.
So in honor of today, I want to share a few of my favorite’s…