Searching for a Soldier's Grave
Heather Stewart with James Jordan.
This song is credited to Roy Acuff, but was actually written by Jack Anglin, who wrote for Acuff-Rose Songs Publishing in Nashville, and was one-half of the country duo "Johnnie and Jack." The "Johnnie" was Johnnie Wright who was married to Kitty Wells. She recorded a version of "Searching for a Soldier's Grave" at her first session for Decca Records, which yielded her breakout hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" in 1952. Others who have recorded "Soldier's Grave" include the Louvin Brothers, Bob Dylan and Hank Williams, who called it the "purdiest song [he] ever heard."