Composers and lyricists for tunes from Act Of Valor, Chasing Ice, Les Misérables, Silver Linings Playbook, Stand Up Guys and Wreck-It Ralph discuss their entries.
Act Of Valor – “For You”, Monty Powell & Keith Urban
After watching Act of Valor, country music icon Keith Urban sat down at his Nashville home with his cowriter Monty Powell to discuss their feelings about the military action film they just saw; an anomaly that specifically cast active U.S. Navy Seals performing fictionalized missions.
“I asked myself, ‘Was there something I would die for?’ Certainly, in my case, it was my family. That was the spirit of the song for me,” explains Urban about the film’s sacrificial theme. “It’s easy to watch a military film and have an opinion, but for me it wasn’t about those things; rather, if I had to take a bullet, I would do it for them.” (more…)