If there was any silver lining, of any kind that came out of the tragic death of cpl. Eugene Cole last year, is that folks found all sorts of ways to really rally around the family. And in a fitting tribute, Tom Cole worked on some music that Eugene had been writing, to help cope with the family's loss.

One of the songs he worked on was called "Life Without You", is getting some pretty serious recognition. Not only has the song done extremely well on the indie music charts, it's been given some huge recognition from the Grammys, according to WABI - TV5. 

Though not actually nominated for a Grammy, it has made it onto the ballot for Best Country Performance. Will it make it all the way through, facing the big names in country such as Miranda or Blake? Probably not. But to even receive this kind of recognition for a completely independent release is a big deal.

So big congratulations has to go out to Tom Cole. Not just because he recorded a great song, and it sold well online, and getting this amazing accolade from the Grammys, but mostly for doing the right thing. He honored a fallen hero. And in Maine, that always means a lot to us.