Why James Blunt’s performance at Invictus Games Opening Ceremony meant so much

You more than likely know him from his early 2000’s hit singles, “You’re Beautiful” and “Goodbye, My Lover,” but to those who know his past, James Blunt’s best selling album is far from his most admirable achievement.

Blunt was born in an army hospital across the pond, and was raised in a respectable military family. His father was a Colonel of the Army Air Corps, and James would later fall along the same path.

He trained at the Royal Military Academy and was commissioned into the Life Guards where he eventually rose to the impressive ranking of Captain. He was deployed and fought in the Kosovo War along side his troop.

Blunt would go on to serve for six years, obtaining great respect for his courageous actions of leadership along the way.

Blunt traveled to the U.S. earlier this week to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016. At the event, he performed his heartrending song, “No Bravery.”  He wrote this song while on the battlefield, and was said to have strapped his guitar to the side of their dispatch’s tank so he could play for the locals and the troops.

Today, he is heavily involved in numerous charities and organizations centered on aiding those in need who served fearlessly for their country.  

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