How could anyone forget that day when the whole world changed forever? Everyone remembers exactly where they were on that day, and the immense emotions that couldn’t be controlled. On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes, intentionally crashing two of the planes into both of the World Trade Center towers. The impact that this attack had on the USA is truly traumatic.
From the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s website:
“9/11″ is shorthand for four coordinated terrorist attacks carried out by al-Qaeda, an Islamist extremist group, that occurred on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,977 people.”
Americans came together to become a stronger and more united defense against anyone trying to attack people’s freedom, and with that, numerous country artists have decided to write songs about the tragedy. Hank Williams Jr.’s “America Will Survive” is a rewritten version of the original “Country Boy Can Survive,” and reached the #45 spot on the Billboard Country charts after its nationalistic re-write.
This emotional live performance was motivated by the events of 9/11, and shows an extremely patriotic crowd who find the new lyrics touch on so much pain. Below you’ll also find a 9/11-tribute video that pays tribute to the lives lost, and all of the heroes we tend to forget to thank each and every day.