Nashville, TN – Country Artist/Songwriter & Combat Veteran Ryan Weaver has released a new single “Let’s Talk About Heroes” honoring America’s everyday heroes for Veterans Day. The single was written by Weaver, Craig Wilson and Dave Bray (Navy Veteran) and produced by Mills Logan. Weaver co-wrote the single to highlight the bravery and sacrifices those American heroes make every day.
The truly inspiring Music Video, produced by Heath Smith, Chris Martini and Bill Rahn, was filmed in Claxton and Glenville, GA and features a line-up of servicemen and women who have worked endlessly to protect this country. Medal of Honor recipient Don Jenkins, the first female POW Jessica Lynch, 2nd amendment advocate Dianna Miller, and Vietnam tunnel rat Rudy Pearson star in the music video. Chris Martini directs the video, set-in small-town America, that follows a heartfelt bond between the community, law enforcement and first responders. The music video ends with an unexpected twist that connects these brothers and sisters in arms.
“We wanted to write a song that recognized and honors our everyday heroes, military, first responders and all those working on the frontline, who put their lives in harm’s way every day to protect us,” said Ryan Weaver. “We felt like this was a topic that needed to be addressed. The song honors those everyday heroes living among us, day in and day out, and the families of the fallen that we’ve lost in the line of duty. They deserve our recognition.”
Ryan Weaver is a Veteran Black Hawk Aviator, Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the United States Army who served for 21 years in the military and comes from a family of servicemen. Weaver is also a Two-Time Gold Star family member, losing his brother and brother-in-law in service to our country. It’s Weaver’s personal connection and service that inspires him to recognize his fellow American Heroes who make sacrifices every day to keep our country safe and free.
About Ryan Weaver
Ryan Weaver is a country music artist who proudly served as an active-duty Black Hawk Aviator, Chief Warrant Officer 3, United States Army. Growing up with a family of eleven in a small town in Floral City, Florida, he joined the Army right after high school. After several years of working as a Military Intelligence Analyst, Ryan followed in the footsteps of both his two older brothers, Steve and Aaron, by attending Warrant Officer Candidate School and flight school. He graduated top of his class in flight school, becoming a Black Hawk Aviator.
In April 2003, he deployed to Baghdad International Airport in Iraq, and shortly afterward, one of his brothers, Aaron, was deployed just west of him in Fallujah. In 2004, Aaron was killed in action when the Medivac helicopter he was a passenger in was shot down by enemy fire.
In 2013, Ryan’s brother-in-law, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, was laid to rest just one row away from Aaron Weaver after the Black Hawk helicopter he was piloting was shot down by an enemy ground-detonated explosive device. This second heartbreaking loss made the Weaver family a two-time Gold Star family.
Ryan used his heartache as determination to succeed. Both of his brothers’ ultimate sacrifices continue to fuel his fire to accomplish his dreams in music. Ryan also recorded the first single of the album “Songs That Save Our Lives” with West Point Military Academy’s Benny Havens Band and that song has been short-listed for a GRAMMY Award consideration.