Julian Austin is one of the greatest supporters of our men and women in uniform that I have met in the past two years. He has done live performances for our troops in many locations including several performances in Afghanistan. He has sent numerous packages to Our service men and women serving in various locations and is planning a future performance upcoming.
"The Red & White" written and record by Julian Austin is the song that inspired me to create the Thank A Soldier cause on Facebook. One line in particular says "Do we take the time to thank a soldier For everything they do." and this hit me and sparked the idea. I have spoken to Julian on many occasions and you can hear it in his voice and see it in his heart how much he cares about our soldiers and is defiantly a proud Canadian.
Last year Julian recorded a Christmas song called "Christmas was born" and is currently in the running for "The Next Holiday Classic" song contest. You can listen to the song below then take two minutes to send it a vote and help this awesome supporter of troops out by voting on "The Next Holiday Classic" Website
In the video below Julian performs the song "Christmas Was Born" for soldiers.
"I want to thank everyone who took the time to go online to "The Next Holiday Classic" song contest and vote for my Christmas song "Christmas Was Born" If you haven't yet voted, you still can and up to three times a day. Just go onto the link below and bingo!!! done deal!!! Thanx again guys and Merry Christmas to all!!" - Julian Austin
This is the song that inspired "Thank A Soldier"
Julian Austin burst onto the country music scene with the release of his first album, What My Heart Already Knows, on May 6, 1997. The album was certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association for sales of 50,000 copies and the first single, "Little Ol' Kisses," went to #1 the Canadian country singles chart. That same year, Austin won the Wrangler Rising Star Award from the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA). All of the additional singles released from the album reached the top 20, including the #3 song, "Diamond." In 1998, Austin was nominated for Best Country Male Vocalist at the Juno Awards.
Click here to visit Julian Austin's website.