Albany, Ga., singer-songwriter Bo Henry


Patriotic ‘Hero’ released this week; Bo Henry’s latest song may be instant Independence Day classic


ALBANY, Ga. — It was Memorial Day and Bo Henry was in a writing mood.

The Albany singer-songwriter and entrepreneur thinks “Hero,” a heart-wrenching, patriotic tale about father-son casualties of war, may be his best writing work yet.

“If you give me time,” Henry writes in the chorus of “Hero.” “I’ll tell you about the boy that got to meet his hero the day he died.”

The song continues: “It’s amazing how freedom feels; and freedom comes from what the soldiers give.”

Henry, 40, is accompanied on the cut by his sister, vocalist Kristin Culpepper.

“I know that this song and a song I wrote about my granddaddy (‘Daddy Jeff’) are the ones that are closest to my heart,” he says.

Henry recorded “Hero” last week in a local studio and released it Monday – just in time for Independence Day.

“With all that’s going on in the country and world lately, I thought we could all use something patriotic like this. It seems like the perfect time,” says the Bo Henry Band leader and co-owner of Stewbos (, a hospitality company.

“Hero” is available for purchase at and will be available on other digital music outlets by Independence Day weekend. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a military-serving charity.

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For more information about Bo Henry and “Hero,” please contact Kevin Hogencamp at 229-921-3424 or