Arkansas native and rising country music star, Barrett Baber, has written an inspiring song titled “Still Stands,” to be featured in an upcoming war documentary film called “Danger Close”.
Barrett first arrived on the country scene by achieving Top 3 status on Season Nine of “The Voice”.
The film, from the ‘Heroes of Valor Collection’, is an inspiring story about U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Robert Ryan Pirelli who was killed in action during Operation Iraqi Freedom in August 2007. Pirelli used his engineering skills to build an outpost in the dangerous Diyala province that protected American soldiers during the war. The outpost continued to serve its purpose long after Pirelli’s death and was later named Combat Outpost Pirelli in his honor.
The story is told by multi-award winning female war reporter, Alex Quade, and her willingness to go into harm’s way to capture true and accurate combat reporting that honors our war heroes.
The soulful country singer was so moved by Pirelli’s bravery and reputation that he felt it was important to tell his story the best way he knew how… in song. “Still Stands” is Barrett’s skillfully crafted tribute, inspired by Pilrelli’s legacy and sacrifice for our country and can be found on his latest recording project A Room Full of Fighters.
Rolling Stone Country called it “An emotional tribute to a fallen soldier” in last week’s edition.
Baber’s recently released full-length album “A Room Full Of Fighters” debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes Top 100 Album Charts on Nov 4th, 2016. An Arkansas native, Barrett’s inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Memphis TN, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas.
Watch the trailer for “Danger Close” here: