Eric Horner was born and raised in Paducah, KY. Growing up
without military in his family, he knew very little about the armed
forces and the sacrifices they make. At least not until signing on as a
guitarist and backup vocalist for country superstar Lee Greenwood in
1988. Greenwoods patriotic anthem "God Bless the USA" played a big role
in introducing Eric to the military by way of USO and Department of
Defense tours around the globe. Eric made many friends in the armed
forces as he traveled and had begun to understand the military way of
life and their sacrifice. That understanding was driven home when he met
his wife Debby in 1998. Debby's first husband was one of the Marines
killed in the terrorist attack on our Marine BLT compound in Beirut
Lebanon on Oct 23rd, 1983. Debby taught Eric a great deal about the
depth of the military sacrifice.
As Eric really began to understand the price for freedom paid daily by
our military men and women, he decided to use his talents to begin
honoring them as well as those who served our nation in years past.
His first patriotic song writing effort came in September of 2001
and was entitled "We Will Stand". It became a hit all across America as
our nation began to rebuild and heal after the terrorist attacks in New
York City and Washington D.C. From there Eric began writing to honor
many different veterans groups paying special attention to those who
served our country in Vietnam. It wasn't long before the songs began to
pour out his heart in abundance about our active military and the job
they do. Eric currently performs on many of our military bases sharing
songs of encouragement, motivation, and inspiration for our troops. He
writes each base a theme song that can become their own tool of
motivation for the soldiers. "This is my heart" says Eric. "I want those
soldiers to know how much I appreciate and support them". "We can't say
thank you enough to those who defend out freedom". Eric is a seasoned
pro and never fails to get the crowd on their feet. He's a great choice
for any military concert, festival, or patriotic event. Eric loves our
country and has a special place in his heart for those who defend it.
When you attend one his concerts, you'll walk away with a renewed sense
of pride in America and thankful for those who protect her.
Eric has had the opportunity to visit many of our military bases to
do patriotic, motivational "Victory" concerts.