Singer Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland performs at the Fundraiser For Church Street School For Music And Art at City Winery on January 4, 2017 in New York City/ Alan Jackson performs on the "Concert for America" at the Kennedy Center in washington, DC, September 9, 2002. The show airs on NBC on Wednesday, September 11. / Mary Chapin Carpenter performs at City Winery on January 16, 2016 in New York City.
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Country Music's Response to 9/11: 22 Years of Songs of Grief and Hope

These songs captured the nation's feelings in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

We often turn to music in times of sadness and tragedy. Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, artists across all genres gathered to perform at benefit concerts and wrote songs in an attempt to reckon with the devastating day and pay tribute to those who lost their lives and the families left behind.

From Bruce Springsteen's stunning album The Rising to Neil Young's "Let's Roll," which paid tribute to the passengers on Flight 93, singer-songwriters used their art in an attempt to heal. And country music artists were no different, capturing the nation's feelings of anger and grief and outpouring of love for one another in the wake of one of its most terrible tragedies.

Below, look back at 22 years of country songs written in response to September 11.




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