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Singer Ian Tyson gets personal in Heritage Canada project on WWI

Ian Tyson was the perfect candidate for a Heritage Canada project to pair iconic songs and military bands to honour Canada's World War I history.

Singer's father, Capt. George Tyson, involved in several WWI battles

Ian Tyson has recorded a new version of Four Strong Winds in memory of his father. 5:26

Ian Tyson was the perfect candidate for a Heritage Canada project to pair iconic songs and military bands to honour Canada's World War I history.

Tyson's Four Strong Winds is the singer's most famous song, part of a career that has spanned decades and seen him inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tyson contributed his classic song to the project, but in return learned many new details regarding the heroism and hardship of his father, Capt. George Tyson, during his service for Canada in World War I in Belgium. Some were even handwritten by his father.

Watch the clip above to find out what the singer learned.