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Ryan's Song

by Gary Allison Furr

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I wrote the music for this one for the lyrics written by a young fallen Marine's mom, Marynell Winslow. She brought the lyrics to a songwriter's group I was running then looking for someone to help her put it to music. War is a terrible reality in our world. The courage of those who willingly put their lives in peril for the rest of us is worthy of remembering. This song was performed by a couple of Nashville singers at the Alabama Gold Star memorial celebration one year on Memorial Day. Ryan died on April 15, 2006 in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

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released May 29, 2022
Gary Furr an Marynell Winslow

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Gary Allison Furr Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Gary Allison Furr has been playing, writing and singing music his whole life. A veteran of lots of bands of the years, he performed with Shades Mountain Air, a Birmingham acoustic-bluegrass band for twenty years .

He has played as both solo artist and with the band at a variety of venues, including colleges and universities, conferences, churches, coffee houses and festivals.
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