Friday, December 25, 2009

A video & free song download! Happy holidays!!

As a little Christmas/Hanukkah/New Years gift, we're giving you a free song! Between now and New Year's Day, just send an email to with FREE SONG in the subject line, and we'll send you back a Brokedown tune! (If you have the album, don't worry, it's a song that's not on there....) This offer is open to everyone, so go ahead and tell your friends and family and we'll hook them up too!

Some other info - we're now selling our band t-shirts, you can order them on our website or our myspace! And we've started a twitter account for the band, so make sure to follow us!

Finally, to all of our guys and gals who are away from their families, serving our country during the holidays- just want ya'll to know we're thinking about you and appreciating more than ever all you do for us.

Wishing you all tons of love!
-Corri, Randy, Don, Danny, & Jeff

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Good times at Camp Taji!

We had a super fun time at Camp Taji in Iraq, and someone just posted this video from our show there - it was such a great night! I was so bummed because I had a camera issue the night of this show and I don't have any footage, so this was fun to see! If anyone else has Taji footage let us know, we'd love to have more!

This is us doing Ain't No Road - I pulled one of the guys up and sang to him, he was great, loved him!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

God Bless the USA

Hello all! So, I have been getting a lot of questions about why we chose to go and visit the troops in the Middle East, and so I just wanted to tell you a bit about that.... I have a bunch of family in the military, as does the rest of the band. Both of my grandfathers fought in World War II, my dad's uncle lost an eye in the Battle of Normandy, my dad spent a year in Vietnam, and my dad's brother was in the service as well, my mom's brother is a doctor in the Navy, and my sister is engaged to a Navy man, and that doesn't count the numerous friends of mine, or the family and friends the rest of the band has in the military.... I am always thinking about what it must be like over there, being away from home, in such an uncertain and isolated environment, and myself and the band, we really wanted to find a way to say thank you.... we were thrilled at the chance to go over for the Thanksgiving holiday and say thank you in person. It makes me so emotional just thinking about all these guys sacrifice for us - they are essentially giving up their freedom to protect ours. It is freaking amazing and I cannot even put into words the admiration, respect, and love I feel for these men and women. I will be writing more about what the experience was like and sharing stories, pictures, and video that I took from the trip, but for right now I just want to say to all those we had the honor the meet, and also to those we didn't get to, to all of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines- thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I also want to give a big thanks to Christine Lakin and Andrew Roy - it was really these two that made this opportunity possible, and we are eternally grateful! The tour flew by and we were not ready to leave - in that desolate, dusty desert, those guys gave us the trip of a lifetime!! We love you!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Party in the USA!

This is a video of one of my favorite moments of the tour. Some guys came to our first show in Baghdad at Camp Stryker and then came back for the second one at Camp Liberty.... our show was at 8pm and they had lawn chairs and near beer out by the time we did our sound check at 4:30! They were so cool, and so when they requested Party in the USA during the show, well, I thought we should make it happen! As a side note, I should mention that there is no alcohol in Iraq, only non-alcoholic beer (well, except for the moonshine I've heard tell of)! So this is a completely sober performance - props to you Gavin, you rocked it!

Good Day for a Long Night at Camp Liberty!

Hey ya'll -I'm going to be posting some videos from the tour, here's the first one, it's from our show at Camp Liberty in Baghdad on the last night!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pictures from Kuwait & Iraq Tour!

Brokedown MWR Tour of Kuwait & Iraq!

I've created an album with some pictures from our tour! I'll be adding a lot more and some videos as well soon!

The Adventures of Socky!

This is SUCH a cool and touching story so we wanted to share it with ya'll! We had the pleasure to meet Lt. Col. James E. Turnbull (Eric) at Camp Stryker, and he had a strange request - for us to take a picture with a tiny little sock!? Well as it turns out, he has a little girl named Faith, and when he traveled over to Iraq, one of her socks ended up with his things. So, he named the sock "Socky," and now he takes it everywhere he goes, takes pictures with it, and sends stories about Daddy and Socky's adventures back home to Faith! How sweet is that! We are excited to report that Brokedown was included in the Thanksgivng edition, so here it is - "Socky's Thanksgiving!" Eric - thank you for sharing this with us, you are a great dad!!

Socky’s Thanksgiving

Once upon a time…in a hot, dusty country far away from the home in Pennsylvania, one of Faith’s socks spent her days hanging on the wall in front of Daddy’s desk in Iraq.

One day Daddy came in with a question for Socky.

“Socky!” said Daddy “Do you know what day it is today?”

“Sure Daddy, it’s Thursday November 26th 2009. I know because there is a calendar on the wall right next to me. Why do you ask?” inquired Socky.

“Well, you’re right about the date. But did you know it’s Thanksgiving Day?” stated Daddy.

“Thanksgiving? What’s that?” asked Socky.

“It’s a day we celebrate to give thanks for all the wonderful things we have in life” said Daddy.

“What are you thankful for Daddy?” asked Socky.

“Well Socky, I’m thankful for Mommy and Faith and also for being from a great country where we live in freedom.”

“I’m thankful too Daddy. I’m thankful to be able to keep you company here in Iraq,” laughed Socky. “So what are we going to do on Thanksgiving Daddy?”

“Well, we’re going to call home, eat a nice dinner, go to a concert, watch some football…”

“A concert!” yelled Socky, “What concert are we going to see? I love concerts.”

“We’re going to see a modern country band called “BrokeDown Cadillac,” said Daddy.

“That’s sounds like fun Daddy. I’m going to start Thanksgiving by calling home” said Socky.

Socky called home and talked with Mommy, Faith and her twin sock Stripey. Afterwards she searched her IPOD for “BrokeDown Cadillac” songs.

Daddy and Socky then got in the Kia van and drove on the bumpy roads around Victory Base. They stopped at Daddy’s room so he could change clothes. On the way they picked up Socky’s good friend Private Picklepants. He was happy that they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner.After Daddy changed clothes, he along with Socky and Private Picklepants walked to the Camp Stryker Dining Hall.

One thing to note is that Iraq is a bit chilly in November and is also muddy because after it rains the water has nowhere to go. They managed not to get too dirty though.

They arrived at the Dining Hall and went to get their Thanksgiving meal. Inside eating dinner with the service men and women were several “Hooters Girls.” They came to Iraq to visit the troops and spend Thanksgiving with them. It was such a nice gesture and everyone appreciated them making the trip.

They could have easily stayed home with their families, but chose instead to come over and bring some holiday cheer and a bit of America with them.

Everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving meal and was quite full when they finished eating.

By now it was time to go see the show. Daddy, Socky and Private Picklepants walked over to the concert area and found a great place to stand near the front of the stage. The band “BrokeDown Cadillac” played lots of great songs and the “Hooter’s Girls” danced with the service men. Both the band and the “Hooters Girls” thanked all the troops for their service and told them how proud and thankful everyone in America is for all they are doing over here.

“BrokeDown Cadillac” is a great band” exclaimed Socky “ I really like their music. I must be a “country sock.” she said with a giggle.

When the concert ended, the band and “Hooters Girls” met everyone attending and posed for pictures. They especially liked holding Socky.

Afterwards, Daddy, Socky and Private Picklepants went to watch some football. Since Iraq is eight hours ahead of the East coast, the games didn’t start until late. During half time, Private Picklepants challenged Socky to a pushup contest, but she was tired and wanted to take a nap. Private Picklepants got the hint that it was time to leave, so he thanked Daddy and Socky for such a fun evening and said goodbye.

After Socky woke up from her nap, she and Daddy went to the gym to work off their Thanksgiving dinner. Socky weighed herself on the scale and was happy to see she hadn’t gained any weight. In fact she still didn’t weigh anything.

Daddy and Socky left the gym and talked about all the fun they had on Thanksgiving.

They appreciated “BrokeDown Cadillac” and the “Hooters Girls” coming over to Iraq to spend the holiday with the troops and give them a great show.

“Daddy, I know we couldn’t be home to spend Thanksgiving with Mommy, Faith and Stripey, but I’m thankful for “BrokeDown Cadillac and the “Hooters Girls” who gave up the holiday with their families to be with us. They truly are America’s finest.” exclaimed Socky

“You’re right Socky. We’ll always remember our Thanksgiving in Iraq and how some great Americans made it feel like home.” said Daddy

And with that Daddy and Socky called it a night and the next day went back to work with lots of great memories of Thanksgiving 2009.