John Ondrasik wrote and recorded the original song, “Brothers in Arms” for BROTHERS AT WAR. Ondrasik, who records under the moniker Five For Fighting, is a Grammy nominated multi-platinum singer-songwriter known for such songs as “100 Years,” “Superman” and “Freedom Never Cries”. Ondrasik attended an early screening of the film, was so inspired by it that he wrote “Brothers in Arms” that night.
“BROTHERS AT WAR is an honest glimpse into the reality of our troops and their families. I wrote the song two hours after seeing the film,” Ondrasik said. “The final production you hear is the demo I recorded that night in my living room, accompanied by a string section Lee Holdrige composed and directed a year later. Whatever one’s politics, BROTHERS AT WAR is an example of films that need to be made, and I’m proud to be associated with Jake’s and his brothers’ story.”
Ondrasik, who was further impressed by the original score of BROTHERS AT WAR, suggested that Holdridge, a six-time Emmy Winner, compose a string section to support his vocals and piano.
Ondrasik has been a dedicated supporter of the U.S. troops for some time. In March 2007, he performed at Guantanamo Bay for service members on his first USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. He has since been a part of USO tours that traveled to Hawaii, Guam and Japan.