Kameron Marlowe Performs Song Inspired By U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Kameron Marlowe; Photo via Facebook
Kameron Marlowe; Photo via Facebook
Kameron Marlowe; Photo via Facebook

Country singer Kameron Marlowe teamed up with non-profit CreatiVets to write a song honoring U.S. Marine Corps veteran Clifford McMahon. The story of how Marlowe honored McMahon and put his life into song aired Monday (Jul. 4) as part of Fox News’ prime-time Independence Day special.

“What do you want the song to be about?” Fox News’ Carley Shimkus asked McMahon.

“I want it to be about no matter where you come from, you can make it here and with that the sense of service as well as the sacrifice that comes along with it,” McMahon said. The USMC veteran shared how his personal challenges–being raised by a single mother and helping out with his younger siblings–led him to enlist in the military after graduating high school.

“Well, are you ready to meet Kameron Marlowe?” Shimkus questioned McMahon, to which the veteran responded that he was “a little bit nervous, but excited.”

McMahon later met Marlowe and fellow country artist and songwriter, Wyatt McCubbin.

“I want to make sure we absolutely encapsulate your story and your feelings, your thoughts, and we will make sure that we nail those,” Marlowe assured the USMC veteran. “That’s what we’re going to fight for today and we’re going to get it done,” he added.

When asked by Shimkus if there was anything about McMahon’s story that stood out and that he wanted to include in the song, Marlowe said he found the veteran’s positive attitude inspirational.

“The way that you just kept going when life has had its time with you man, that’s one thing I want to make sure we get there,” he said. ”We want to make sure that we see your passion and the way that you stood up and keep fighting man.”

Marlowe and McCubbin eventually penned a song about McMahon’s life called, “The Hell They Will.”

“Cause we don’t deserve to live this free / Ain’t no way that you and me will ever come close or go through half as much as the hell they will,” McCubbin shared a few lyrics to the song during the writing session.

Later, Marlowe performed the finished song live from Fox News’ headquarters in New York on July 4.

Prior to his prime-time performance, Marlowe shared a reel to his Instagram featuring Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American).”

“Honored to play a song we wrote for my new friend Cliff on Fox News!” he wrote. “He serves our great country and has an incredible story. Thank you so much for your service man, appreciate you trusting us with this song,” he continued.

CreatiVets is a non-profit that pairs veterans with songwriters to help them share their war stories and heal through music. In the past, a variety of artists including Justin Moore, Craig Morgan, Randy Rogers, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith, and others have worked with the organization.

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