For me, the 4th of July has always been very connected to music. When I was a kid, I LOVED the song “Independence Day” by Martina McBride. It had a rousing chorus I could sing at the top of my lungs, it was a holiday a week before my birthday, everything about it was awesome.
Given that I was 4, I had no idea what the song was actually about. WARNING: Intense 90′s Country Music Message Video Ahead.
But now, the songs I sing on July 4th are of a much more light-hearted and historical fare. Such as the songs from “1776,” the musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Yes, about that. It was written by a history teacher. And it’s awesome. AND it originally starred MR. FEENY!!!!! Go watch the movie, you’ll be glad you did.
Hoping for America,
Nathan Hathaway Adams