The songs written at our retreats tell the truth. They are collaborations between professional songwriters and veterans, active duty service members, and military families. The words of our participants, put to melody and rhyme, tell of combat, loss, joy, and pride. The songs convey a deep sense of what it means to serve, and the struggles our veterans face upon returning home.

The soldiers talk. The songwriters listen. Together they create the songs.

Please donate and download the songs.
All purchases are tax-deductible donations to SongwritingWith:Soldiers.
Your contributions will help us bring this program to more veterans.

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ALBUMS FROM INDIVIDUAL RETREATS:

NOVEMBER 2016, BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Ashley Cleveland, Jay Clementi, David Forman, and Darden Smith
Veterans: Dusty Baxley, Eric Chiazza, Dan Kosic, Shanna Nelson, James Ritchie, Luis Rivera, Gina Serra, Sam Stitt, and Jennifer Stitt
9 Songs
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OCTOBER 2016, RENSSELAERVILLE, NY
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, James House, Terry Radigan, and Darden Smith
Veterans and spouses: Bob Dallas, Katrina Dinan, Marty Dinan, Lisa Geartz,
Steve Morales, Todd Rosenfield, Amy Tomisman, Evelyn Valentino
Curt Vincent, Maria Vincent, Gary Washock, and Susie Washock
12 Songs
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MAY 2016, BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY
Songwriters: James House, Gary Nicholson, Terry Radigan, and Darden Smith
Veterans: Bill Auger, Erin Calabrese, Barry Fetterolf, Deven Merritt, Monique Arrucci Page, Beau Pendergraft, Andrew Pigg, Daniel Piña, and Tom Volcheck
12 Songs
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APRIL 2016, BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Mary Gauthier, Gary Nicholson, and Amy Speace
Military Couples: James Custodio and Sarah Anderson, Walt Fasci and Jessica Herring, Caleb Johnson and Morgan Ward, Michael and Monika King, James and Julie Monk, Lauri and Elzie Sisney, Edwin and Sylvia Treminio
10 Songs
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February 2016, BELTON, TX 
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Ashley Cleveland, Radney Foster, and Darden Smith
Veterans: Santonio Hoke, Tyler Magerkurth, Barbara Ann Malone-Verduin, Nisha Money, Courtney Pace, Rachel Ries, Rudy Rudolph, Jaime Santiago, Yajaira Villafane, John Wall, and Clay Webster
12 Songs
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NOVEMBER 2015, BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Beth Nielsen Chapman, James House, Mary Gauthier, and Darden Smith
Military Couples: James Bacinski and Ashleigh Smith, Tom and Christina Coyle, Juan Carlos Kaplan and Ximena Rozo, Andy and Robin Kaufmann, Ray and Alice Palumbo, Luis Rivera, Benny and April Rodriguez, Kevin and Rebecca Sakaki
12 Songs
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OCTOBER 2015, RENSSELAERVILLE, NY
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Mary Gauthier, James House, and Darden Smith
Veterans: Rudyard Edick, Josh Geartz, Andrés Jimenez-Uribe,
Cathy Jimenez-Uribe, Justin LePage, A.J. Merrifield, James Monk, Suzanne Rancourt, Kevin Reeder, Rob Spohr, Roger Strade, Karen Wright
13 Songs
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SEPTEMBER 2015,  AUSTIN, TX
Songwriters: Gary Nicholson, Darden Smith, Amy Speace, and Monte Warden
Veterans: Kimberly Burris, Dustin Crites, Abraham Galvan, Herbie Hernandez, Ken Jordan, Karl Mulling, and Clayton Webster
12 Songs
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AUGUST 2015,  BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Ashley Cleveland, JD Martin, and Darden Smith
Military Families: Melissa, Richard, Keenan, Josilyn, Mastin, and Lochlan Burkett / Dusty Baxley / Jennifer Allen and Tom, Summer, Journye, and Boston MacDonald / Amelia, Adam, and Sydney Martin / Taniki, Brandon, Jermaine and Terry Richard / Luis Rivera
12 Songs
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MAY 2015,  BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Ashley Cleveland, James House, Darden Smith, and Greg Trooper
Military Families: Brent, Angelica, Kayla, Noah, Nolan, and Ashton Alford / Kevin and Michelle Pitts, and Emma Harris / Roger, Kelly, Cheyenne, and Travis Strade
14 Songs
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FEBRUARY 2015,  BELTON, TX
Songwriters: Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman, Darden Smith, and Monte Warden
Veterans: Mario Cavazos, Rosy Cavazos, Cheryl Clay, Kevin Clay, Chris Chirco, Joseph Costello, Chuck Hawthorne, Lewis McDonald, Sandi Primous
13 Songs
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DECEMBER 2014, BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Ashley Cleveland, Radney Foster, Mary Gauthier, and Darden Smith
Military Couples: Gina and Jackie Canaday, Amanda and Beau Chastain, Deborah and Matthew Chapman, Sarah and James Dooley, Rebekah and Jeremiah Gorsuch, Sissy and Brandon Moore
10 Songs
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NOVEMBER 2014, RENSSELAERVILLE, NY
Songwriters: Darden Smith, Gary Nicholson, Marshall Crenshaw and Mary Gauthier
Veterans: Jake Ashby, Anni Barrett, Laura Cannon, Joseph Costello, AnGel D. Danzy, Rhonda Liddell, James L. Monk, Adan Jonathan Olid, Rob Spohr, Charles L. Tryon, and Ana Rouse-Chatman
12 Songs
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AUGUST 2014, BOULDER CREST Bluemont, VA
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Mary Gauthier, and Darden Smith
Military Families: Glenn, Jelly, Jessica, and J.P. Estrada / Chad, Jamie, Alexis, Sydney, & Emmett Wilson / Mel, Marie, Kelly, Lauren, & Ruby Lewis / Jennifer Marino
11 Songs
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MAY 2014, BELTON, TX
Songwriters: Ashley Cleveland, Mary Gauthier, Georgia Middleman and Darden Smith
Veterans: Sheila Sherman Blake, Marsha Cook, Meghan Counihan, Brandy Davidson, Maria Medina, Stacy Pearsall, Shynice Pedro, Britney Pfad, Brian Shepherd, Winni Smith, Rhonda Sutton, and Natasha Willford
15 Songs
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JANUARY 2014, LONG BEACH, CA
Songwriters: Radney Foster, Brad Parker and Darden Smith
Veterans: Frank AcevedoCurt Campbell, Mario Candela, Jesse Hopkin II, Manny Orona, Jerryl Rita, John Sweredoski, and Raul Villanueva, Jr.
10 Songs
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DECEMBER 2013, ALBANY, NY
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Darden Smith and Greg Trooper
Veterans: Brian Gardy, Tom Gilmore, Bill Keyes, Joe Lydon, Bob Naimo, Peter Nardolillo, and Sam Spitzberg
12 Songs
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AUGUST 2013, RENSSELAERVILLE, NY
Songwriters: Beth Nielson Chapman, Gary Nicholson, Darden Smith and Greg Trooper
Veterans: Stacy Pearsall, Katie Robinson, Greg Masiello, Charles Hayes, Jamie Trent, Ernest Johnson, Katie Dowell, Rebekah Layton, Nikki Shaw and AJ Merrifield
16 Songs
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APRIL 2013, BELTON, TX
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Darrell Scott, Gary Nicholson and Darden Smith
Veterans: Chris Chirco, Dustin Crites, Palermo Deschamps, Todd Hanna, Kathi Long, AJ Merrifield, Stacy Pearsall, Nikki Shaw, Winni Smith, and Dustin Wright
17 Songs
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OCTOBER 2012, BELTON, TX
Songwriters: Jay Clementi, Radney Foster and Darden Smith
Veterans: Tamera Dillard, Josh Hartman, Scott McRae, Kelli Miller, Eustacio Obregon, Kim Obregon, Fatuma Salim-Shirazy, Jaime Santiago, and Nikki Shaw
10 Songs
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