There are a few times that a music video hits home for me. I have a very proud military family. All three of my grandfathers served. I’m most proud of my Pap. He fought hard in World War II. He came home safely when so many others did not. But I also remember my grandmother telling me how it haunted him. When my cousin went off to Desert Storm, I remember talking with Pap and him telling me he wished Mike had never signed up, that he was going to see things that would forever change his vision of the world. Pap wanted better in this life. If You Drink by Chris Turner is a wonderful tribute to our military. Chris teamed up with Jim Beam Black to help promote awareness of PTSD.
Please take a moment to watch the video and also spread some love for our heroes that fight every day while away and home to protect us.
About Chris Turner:
Chris Turner is a singer/songwriter from Ninety Six, SC and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Chris made his way to Nashville in May 2010. ” Driving in on I-24, I can remember saying to myself, That’s a big town with a lot of people – where do I start”? Chris would soon learn that Nashville is the biggest, smallest town in the country. “Nashville is a town where everyone knows everyone. I was told early on be careful, because you never know who you are talking to.” Playing small restaurants and coffee shops with his guitar Chris started his journey. “I can remember performing in a cafe north of town for two hours for two people.”
Chris related “I made three dollars in tips that night. I still carry those three dollars in my guitar case to remind me of my first gig in town and how much of a reality check it was”. Since arriving in Nashville, Chris has cut two records “American Fighter” and “What I’m Talkin Bout”. Chris’ 3rd project the “American Made” EP is set to be released January 2019 with his lead-off single from the project “If You Drink”. Chris’ highly energetic show has earned him opportunities to open for such acts as Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Craig Campbell, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, Will Champlain, and Tracy Lawrence to name a few.