Happy 4th July all y’all!
It’s America’s national celebration of independence and of course Country Music plays a big part of that too.
This year there’s new light on an old song. Charlie Daniels has reworked Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” and I’m sure a lot of people will love this new rendition of an old favourite. Daniel’s has teamed up with Mark “Oz” Geist, a former member of the Benghazi Security team.
There are many other country songs that scream patriotism and have the good ole’ US of A at the heart of them, do they make it into your list?
Brad Paisley – American Saturday Night
German Cars, French Kisses and pizza pies…all things that Americans do, that’s part of everyday life. Americans take pride in making it their own though. “When my great, great, great granddaddy stepped off of that ship/I bet he never ever dreamed we’d have all this.”
Phil Vassar – American Child
The song is a personal saga of one American man’s rise from “Nowhere, Virginia” to a life in the spotlight and satisfaction as a father…the American dream? Freedom, fame and family.
Lee Greenwood – God Bless The USA
In the song, an unnamed man sings about how, if he were to lose everything he had and had to start again from scratch, he would do it in the USA because he is guaranteed his freedom in America. He remembers how other Americans in history had died to secure this freedom, and declares that if he is ever called upon to defend the USA today, he will gladly stand up and fight because he loves the country. God Bless The USA peaked on the Billboard Hot Country Songs at No. 7.
Alan Jackson – Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
“Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” is a song written by the American singer-songwriter Alan Jackson. It was the lead single from his tenth studio album, Drive (2002). The song’s lyrics centre on reactions to the September 11 attacks in the United States, written in the form of questions. Jackson desired to write a song capturing the emotions surrounding the attacks, but found it difficult to do so. The song won multiple awards at the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Awards, including Song of the Year, and also earned Jackson his first Grammy Award for Best Country Song.