Veterans Represent Veterans In AGT ‘Simple Man’ Performance

Veterans Represent Veterans In AGT ‘Simple Man’ Performance | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Rock lives on forever! Watch as these contenders, who also happen to be veterans, audition for America’s Got Talent with a stunning performance of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Simple Man.” Believe us when we say that the audition is nowhere near “simple” in its entirety.

Inside Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, a rock band called the American Hitmen really blew away the judges with their performance of the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic. A few of the musicians have served in the United States Marine Corps. As a matter of fact, Howard Stern mentioned that he was looking forward to hearing them perform on his show.

The Cord brothers, Tim and Dan, make up half of the band. They were both Marines at the time of Operation Phantom Fury in 2004 and both served in Iraq. During their stay in the Marines, they formed a musical duo. The brothers’ second deployment inspired them to team up with fellow marine Dan Jarmon and pursue music after they got back. When they needed a drummer, they recruited Phil Snyder.

In an interview, Dan Cord said: “We want to represent people in the military that never came back home, or came back injured. We want to try and be a voice for them, the people that don’t know how to have a voice.” For us, these veterans were truly an inspiration!