Voices of Service (VOS) recently performed “Deck The Halls” live at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia in a televised event. The group also just released a holiday-themed EP Deck the Halls as a digital download and via streaming platforms. Tracks on Deck the Halls were produced by David “DQ” Quinones (producer/writer for Beyonce, Usher, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, among others), Johnny Black (producer/writer working with Jessie J, Estelle, Daughtry, Mr. Probz, and Tamia) and Jon Waller.
The EP also features two original songs, “Santa Don’t Let Me Down” and “At Christmas,” co-authored by members of VOS, DQ, Johnny, Josh Lay, Moe Loughran, and Jason Walker. A portion of the proceeds from download sales and streaming revenue will go to support the many veterans service programs of the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO).
The two original songs were written at a songwriting camp in Nashville, TN hosted by CAMMO. All the songs were recorded in Lake Anna, Virginia, at a house in which the team converted the master bedroom and its closet into a vocal booth and the basement into a tracking studio.
VOS is a singing quartet including retired service members Ron Henry, Christal Rheams, Jason Hanna, and Caleb Green. Henry, Rheams, Hanna, and Green had all been working with CAMMO in different capacities when VOS was born. Their journey reached a new dimension in 2019 as they achieved a top 5 finish on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent. The group influenced global awareness of the struggle of our service members, veterans, their families, and people from all walks of life who have endured visible and invisible scars. A percentage of their live performance fees are donated to CAMMO to support various programs.