Mike Reveals Latest Single and Video, “Still In The Fight”
Proceeds to benefit USO Wounded Warrior Family Centers
(Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 31, 2011) Active-duty U.S. Marine and multi-genre artist Mike Corrado is raising public awareness for wounded service members with his latest single and video, titled “Still In The Fight.”
A nationally recognized singer-songwriter (featured on CNN, ABC, CBS and in Rolling Stone magazine) Corrado wrote “Still In The Fight” as a way to draw attention to the struggles many service men and women face after being wounded in combat. Proceeds from the song benefit the USO’s Wounded Warrior Family Centers initiative. Visit www.uso.org/woundedwarriors to donate or learn more.
The “Still In The Fight” video features Marines who were wounded in combat during recent tours in Afghanistan or Iraq; veteran Corporal Aaron Mankin, veteran Master Sergeant William “Spanky” Gibson and Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter. Also featured in the emotionally charged video is the artwork of Marines and combat illustrators Robert Bates and Michal Fay. Gerard Elmore, who directed Corrado’s 2010 video, “Stand,” also directed “Still In The Fight,” due to be released in early September.
“‘Still In The Fight’ is dedicated to our wounded warriors, who have sacrificed so much for their country, and for their amazing strength, spirit and resilience,” says Corrado. “Though they may be far from the battlefield, their fight for recovery continues. For those ‘Still In The Fight,’ this is their fight song.”
“Still In The Fight” was produced by Noel Golden (Willie Nelson, Matchbox Twenty, Edwin McCain) and recorded at McCain’s Whitestone Studios in Greenville, S.C. In 2010, Corrado released his Stand EP, earning the singer-songwriter critical acclaim and video placement on CMT.com, CMT Pure and American Forces Television Network. The single, “Lucky One,” brought attention to the thousands of military veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
During his musical career, Corrado has opened for artists including John Mayer, Bon Jovi, Train, Black Eyed Peas and Aaron Tippin. His military-themed songs have received significant airplay in the Country, Pop and Rock formats. Corrado received the Bronze Star for his military service in Fallujah, Iraq, as a result of his deployment following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.