Wynonna Judd has defied the odds. She has taken a country music song without any mega record label push to Number 1 on the iTunes charts.
This is a massive accomplishment on its own accord, but the fact she’s up against stiff competition made it an even bigger deal. And the fact the song was done in memory of fallen American hero, Chris Kyle, the Navy Seal whose remarkable career was chronicled in the hit Hollywood film, American Sniper? Yeah…that makes this a very special occasion, for sure.
Wynonna joined Pete Scobell, who she is currently on tour with, on the track called “Hearts I Leave Behind,” which was written by Nashville songwriter Travis Meadows (Eric Church, Dierks Bentley). The song then went to the Number 1 spot on the iTunes Country chart without a major label or any promotion – giving the Pete Scobell Band their first-ever Number 1 digital single. Wow. This story just gets sweeter and sweeter.
Kyle’s widow Taya said on her Facebook page that when Scobell, who is also a former SEAL and was actually a friend of her husband, first played her the song “tears were rolling down my face.”
Join us in sending a huge congratulations to all involved in this accomplishment!
***Please note that Chad Littlefield also lost his life along with Chris Kyle, the subject of American Sniper. We send our ongoing thoughts and prayers to the families of both Kyle and Littlefield.***