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I Drive Your Truck


Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti in Afghanistan

At the Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night, “I Drive Your Truck” won Song of the Year. The song tells the story of a Massachusetts father whose son was killed in Afghanistan.  Raynham, Mass. resident Paul Monti, the father who started “Flags for Vets” in honor of his son, Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti who was killed in Afghanistan in 2006, drives his son’s Dodge Ram to honor his memory. Paul Monti talked about his son Jared’s truck with WBUR and Here & Now’s Alex Ashlock in May 2011. A songwriter in Nashville heard that Here & Now segment on the Nashville NPR member station WPLN, and co-wrote the song, which was recorded by Lee Brice.

Take a moment to hear the follow-up and original story from Here & Now:


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