The annual celebration of America’s birthday will be televised on PBS, and hosted by actor John Stamos (Grandfathered, Full House). During the live broadcast, A Capitol Fourth, a number of American singers will perform including the Beach Boys, Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd and James Belushi), and country singer Trace Adkins. Adkins will sing his single “Still a Soldier.”
Prior to his performance on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, Adkins told Taste of Country, “The Fourth of July is all about declaring our independence. We don’t depend on anybody else in this world. We make our own way and we have our own freedom, and it is not subject to anybody or anything.” In the video below, Adkins talks specifically about the song “Still a Soldier”, which he says “deals with in a subtle way with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), which is a problem we all need to be mindful of. It’s an on-going thing.” A Capitol Fourth will air on July 4 at 8pm on PBS.