Scotty McCreery took the stage in Washington, DC, on Sunday (May 28) to perform at the 2017 National Memorial Day Concert, on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Readers can press play above to watch video of the country star's emotional performance of his song "The Dash."

McCreery recorded "The Dash" for his 2013 album See You Tonight. In an interview with Fox News, McCreery explains his personal connection to the song: A band member's family member was killed in action. U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Carpenter -- who was married to the cousin of McCreery's bass player -- passed away in 2011 from a fatal wound during his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Carpenter's wife was pregnant with their first child at the time.

"We try to tell his story, make sure he wasn't forgotten and didn't go down in vain," McCreery says. "He never got the chance to meet his son, but his son will definitely grow up knowing his dad was a hero."

Following his performance at the 2017 National Memorial Day Concert, McCreery shared on Twitter that he was able to meet members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen backstage at the event. The singer called the opportunity "an honor."

McCreery has a handful of upcoming shows on his calendar. Visit his official website for more information.

Country Stars Who Have Served in the Military

Unforgettable Country Music Military Moments