With his fifth studio album Late Nights and Longnecks on the horizon, Justin Moore recently released the powerful music video to his first single, “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home.” Moore co-wrote the heartfelt ballad with Paul DiGiovanni, Jeremy Stover, and Chase McGill.
“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” honors the men and woman who risk their lives serving our country, as well as the first responders that put their lives in danger day in and day out. Directed by Cody Villalobos, the music video depicts an emotional storyline of real-world heroes. A somber woman planning a welcome home BBQ for a deployed soldier is faced with the reality that her loved one will not be coming home. A police officer and firefighter are running in to save lives all while risking their own, and a teacher is shielding her students from gunfire during a school shooting. Each storyline and character is connected, proving how small the world is and how we all need to respect and love one another.
Moore honors these incredible individuals with lyrics, “Here’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home/the ones we ain’t seen in so long/the hold up a beer ones/the wish they were here ones/the not forgotten but gone.” The chorus continues reminding us “They’re in a better place up there/But they sure left a hole down here/We just go on livin’ and go on missin’ the ones/The ones that didn’t make it back home.”
The singer-songwriter dedicates the touching video to all of the innocent lives that were lost and their grieving families by showing a quote at the very end stating, “Here’s to the families that live in the reality of this video, and to the ones that didn’t make it back home.” Moore’s upcoming album Late Nights and Longnecks is set to be released on April 26th and he is touring throughout 2019! Head to http://www.justinmooremusic.com/ for details and tour dates.
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