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For El Reno Oklahoma native David Chamberlain, country music is not just songs about the ups and downs of life, drinking whiskey and driving a pickup truck, it's the soundtrack and biography to his own personal journey.
His latest album, “Freedom Don't Come Free,” is not just flag-waving from behind the gates of a mansion on the hill - it's a simple heart-felt expression of a lesson Chamberlain learned the hard way.
“Our guys going over there defending our country and not coming back in the same condition they left in,” he said. “It may be a wound or scar that you can see, or a wound or scar that you can't see, but it's something they'll carry that around with them for the rest of their lives.
“They do that for us in the name of freedom,” Chamberlain said.
What Chamberlain doesn't say is one of the “our guys” he sings about was him.