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Justin Moore Sings in Honor of Military Hero and Contest Winner Samuel Deeds

Image courtesy of Valory Music Company (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Valory Music Company (via ABC News Radio)

Justin Moore was in Erlanger, KY Thursday to let Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Deeds know he won the naming rights to the upcoming Brickyard Sprint Cup Series race to be held July 28 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

The honor recognizes Deeds' bravery in saving other soldiers' lives by absorbing the blast from an IED himself.  After enduring more than 30 surgeries due to injures from the blast, Deeds went on to save three more people caught in a rip tide off the coast of North Carolina.  His wife nominated him for the honor.  The recognition is part of Crown Royal's Your Hero's Name Here program. 

Justin Moore performed the new song "Heroes" at the ceremony in Deeds' Kentucky hometown.  Justin was inspired to write it after taking part in the Your Hero's Name Here program last summer.

He says, "That experience and the brave men and women I met along the way served as inspiration for this new song.  The opportunity to debut ‘Heroes’ in front of a true hero like Samuel, his friends, family and community, is incredibly special to me."

Fans 21 and over get a free download of "Heroes" at CrownHeroesSong.com from now until the Samuel Deeds 400 on July 28.  For every download redeemed, Crown Royal will donate a dollar to the Armed Forces Foundation.

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