This post is written on behalf of a partnership with A Thousand Miles. All opinions are honest and my own.
Do you ever listen to a certain type of music depending on what type of mood you are in? I certainly do! If I am sad, I tend to listen to slower country music. If I need a pick me up, I tend to listen to more popular, upbeat tunes.
Songs really provoke emotion for me and they have this funny way of relating to whatever situation I am currently in. And I love how I can relate songs to specific events or times in my life. To this day, I still remember what song was playing on the car radio when my husband and I had our first date nearly 16 years ago! Don’t ask me what it was because you will surely get a good laugh!
Have you ever had a song that provoked emotion for your life as a first responder wife? What about when you miss your officer? Or have worry and fear about the uncertainties of their job? Or you hear a siren pass by and you wonder if that could be them? I never really had a go-to song or type of music that expressed all these feelings. It was usually a song about a loved one being away from home but the song almost definitely mentioned military life. While military life does have similar characteristics to first responder life, these songs never truly hit home for me.
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That is until recently when I came across the popular song ‘Sirens’ by A Thousand Miles. It sent chills down my spine when it played across my speakers. It is the one song that will give you all the feels when you think of your first responder and the job they do. ‘Sirens’ is an incredible tribute to the first responder community whether you are a spouse, a family member, a supporter, or a first responder yourself.
You see, this incredible song was written by a husband and wife who have experienced the loss of a first responder. Joey and his wife Rachel wrote ‘Sirens’ during the delayed grieving process of Rachel’s late first responder husband. Rachel’s previous husband passed away from an off-duty death and it left her always wondering why and were there signs or symptoms.
Joey then teamed up with Nikki Dee, who also experienced a loss of a first responder in her family, to form the duo A Thousand Miles. Together, even being 1,000 miles apart, their voices blend the perfect harmony but their mission is heard even louder than their music.
It is now the mission of A Thousand Miles to make awareness of PTSD and help prevent the devastating impact that this disorder can have on first responders and their families. Through their music, they want to build awareness and support for PTSD and give back to first responder agencies who so desperately need it!
I am BEYOND THRILLED to share with you A Thousand Miles newly released single ‘Come Unity’. You will fall in love with Joey and Nikki’s voices all over again and most importantly, feel the connection they bring with this song about finding peace, bridging gaps, and growing together as one community.
It is the kind of song that you need to blast while wearing a good pair of headphones to get that true emotional feel!
You can listen to the exclusive release here:
Is this song not amazing??
Don’t miss a thing that this country duo has to offer! You can become an official Road Warrior by checking out their website here or join them in their mission to impact our first responder communities by making a donation to the Code 9 Project- an organization that commits to making a positive change in the mental health of our first responders.
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