Fit for the Fourth

I was making a playlist for a friend’s 4th of July Party and started thinking about some of my favorite Country Music Independence Day songs, so I did what any good blogger would do, I wrote a post about it. It’s interesting how the lyrics from our favorite Country Music songs are so much more about God, Country (America) and Service (Military) as opposed to other genres that write “Independence Day” songs that are about fireworks and BBQ’s – not that there’s anything wrong that but it sure makes me proud of Country Music!

What are some of you favorite songs to hear while the sky is dancing with lights on 4th of July nights? (see what I did there)

In no particular order here are 7 Quick Clicks fit for the Fourth. Enjoy and let me know what your favs are?

America – Waylon Jennings

“All the men who fell on the plains
And lived through hardship and pain
America, America
And the men who could not fight
In a war that didn’t seem right
You let them come home, America”

Ragged Old Flag – Johnny Cash

“So we raise her up every morning, we take her down every night
We don’t let her touch the ground and we fold her up right
On second thought, I do like to brag
‘Cause I’m mighty proud of the Ragged Old Flag”

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue – Toby Keith

“American Girls and American Guys
We’ll always stand up and salute
We’ll always recognize
When we see Old Glory Flying
There’s a lot of men dead
So we can sleep in peace at night
When we lay down our head”

Proud To Be An American – Lee Greenwood

“And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I’d gladly stand up next to you
And defend Her still today
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt
I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.”

Independence Day – Martina McBride

“Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today
Is a day of reckoning.
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
It’s Independence Day.”

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

“I thank god for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died
And the ones that gave their lives so we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love
Like our chicken fried”

Only in America – Brooks & Dunn

“Only in America
Dreamin’ in red, white an’ blue
Only in America
Where we dream as big as we want to
We all get a chance
Everybody gets to dance
Only in America”

What are some of your favorites? Tweet me @JessicaNorthey

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