WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA AND THE SINGING SOLDIERS ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
“We are extremely proud to join forces with the Singing Soldiers. Chris and Graham are true ambassadors for the cause we serve and we thank them for their willingness to pay it forward to help us help our ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families.” – Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada
Country Music artists Graham Trude and Chris Earl have joined forces to conduct a country music show series for all military and emergency service supporters / members to enjoy.
A touch of modern rockabilly and Y2K country with a strong message surrounding support and ethos reflecting upon operational stress injuries.
Both artists bring a sincere positive message with a powerful evening of musical entertainment for all fans of all genres to enjoy.
This is a show you DO NOT want to miss.
Afghanistan Veteran, Graham Trude, is a Nashville recording artist and songwriter from Collingwood, Ontario currently signed with Allied Music Group California. Graham has reached international audiences through radio and television with his 2018 release of single “Seen What I’ve Seen” written about his personal struggles. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from his deployment in 2009, Graham has been able to speak on his experiences and use music through healing to help other veterans and emergency responders alike.
Beginning in 2012 after earning an award in a provincial song writing competition, Graham was contacted by Wounded Warriors Canada to travel the nation and spread a message of operational stress support. Coined “The Singing Soldier” in 2013, Graham has taken the main role as a national ambassador for Wounded Warriors Canada since helping spread awareness for service members and emergency responders suffering from operational injuries.
Since early in Graham's entertainment career he has hosted annual country music events for Wounded Warriors Canada in soft seat theatres raising over $30,000 since 2012.
As a songwriter Graham has a very robust catalogue having written with numerous award-winning artists including authoring and singing the international theme song on hit series "The Real Canadian Joe's" Wild TV. Graham recently recorded his second EP in Nashville following and featuring the single “At My Age” written and recorded with hall of fame artist Brian Good of “The Good Brothers”.
Graham is a current serving Police officer and awarded in 2017 the “chiefs accommodation award” for saving a life on duty. Along with being a decorated soldier, Graham has placed his passion and love in his music and along with Chris Earl and has formed, The Singing Soldiers.
"There is no shame in failure, for a Warrior the only shame is not trying"
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
“Powerhouse singer songwriter, Chris Earl” Ceo., mij Entertainment Group
Corus Entertainment Rising Star winner and current serving member of our Canadian Armed Forces, Chris has been sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest performers like Keith Urban and Johnny Reid for over 20 years. He has been critically acclaimed to have a voice likened to Travis Tritt and Darius Rucker.
Through Chris' passion for music he is able to share his stories and songs to inspire all who listen.
His newest venture brings light to the struggles of mental health issues in society. Recent writing has lead him to create a profound stage show, merging his military life into his performance, entitled “The Singing Soldier”.
Chris has just accepted the honourable delegation as Wounded Warriors Canada National Ambassador, and has partnered with Frontline Forward, a foundation to assist military and emergency personnel, who fall victim to the grips of operational stress injuries.
Three time Ontario music award winner, he has been recognized for his infectious vocals and song writing abilities by taking home the awards for Single of the year, Song- writer of the year and Album of the year. Receiving significant radio play in European countries and in the United Kingdom. Was in the top ten with 4 songs world wide for several years from 1994-1997.
Chris is planning the release of his third full length album spring of 2019 complete with a bonus bilingual track to inspire those who suffer in silence with mental health or PTSD issues entitled “Gotta Be Strong”.
“ ...he’s Fresh, he’s Hot, and he’s Here” Cody Lee - Spotlight Magazine
“...also seems to posses the sincerity that comes with quality songwriters, and his determination and confidence shone as we spoke” Ralph Plath - Pembroke Observer
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