Songwriting Retreat to Help Soldiers


For the New York Times, I profiled an innovative new songwriting retreat started by Texas musicians to help soldiers and veterans readjust to life back home. They work one-on-one with each soldier to write a song about their time at war or at home. The results, which can be listened to online, were more than impressive for a long weekend.

Songwriters Radney Fsotery, Jay Clementi and Darden Smith


Singer-songwriters Radney Foster, Jay Clementi and Darden Smith, who have written for the Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith and Luke Bryan, lead the retreat.

By |2017-09-12T14:28:55+00:00November 21st, 2012|

About the Author:

I’m Kristina, a freelance military reporter who writes regularly for the New York Times about business and the military. My stories have also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Newsweek, Wired, Businessweek, Foreign Policy, Pacific Standard, AP, and the New York Post. I’m also a U.S. Army veteran.