Jamie O'Neal sets new single
Monday, May 18, 2009
– Jamie O'Neal will release Soldier Comin' Home
to country radio on Monday, June 8. The new single, penned by O'Neal, Roxie Dean and Patricia Ann Murphy and produced by husband Rodney Good (Phil Vassar, Joe Nichols, Shooter Jennings, Waylon Jennings), is a soulful in which a chance encounter with a military couple in an airport reminds the listener to appreciate their loved one.
"In this unpredictable life, you never know what's going to happen," said O'Neal, "so grab the one you love, and hold on tight. That's what Soldier Comin' Home means to me."
O'Neal is headlining her own tour this summer. Her new album from 1720 Entertainment is scheduled for release later this summer.
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