We couldn’t have enjoyed our 4th of July more this year, want the fireworks to go all month, and have a deeper love for patriotic music after doing a little research. Sharing a few interesting facts about the day’s playlist with our guitar family only adds more love for this holiday month so here you go…

Patriotic music has been around since the America’s founding in the 18th century and is there to remind us to honor the country’s forefathers and for national unity among us all. The songs we have honored or sang during monumental moments in history include hymns, military themes, national songs, and music from stage and screen, as well as songs adapted from poems.[2] You can trace back American patriotic music to six main wars—the American Revolution, the American Indian Wars, the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the American Civil War, and the Spanish–American War (we suggest clicking through those links when you get a chance instead of clicking through your cousins, ex-boyfriend’s, sisters Cancun photos on Facebook). Here are a few that we have become accustomed to and consider good 4th of July playlist songs that we found online :

  • “God Bless the USA,” Lee Greenwood (God Bless the USA, 1994)
  • “Peaceful World,” John Mellencamp (Cuttin’ Heads, 2001)
  • “God Bless America,” Celine Dion and various artists (God Bless America, 2001)
  • “Undivided” Bon Jovi (Bounce 2002)
  • “America the Beautiful” Ray Charles (Ultimate Hits Collection 1999)
  • “The Star Spangled Banner” Jimi Hendrix (Live at Woodstock 1999)
  • “Only in America” Brooks & Dunn (Steers and Stripes 2001)
  • “Independence Day” Martina McBride (The Way That I Am 1993)
  • “Land of Hopes and Dreams” Bruce Springsteen (Live in New York City 2001)
  • “America the Beautiful” Elvis Presley (America the Beautiful / If I Can Dream 2001)
  • “Blowin’ in the Wind” Bob Dylan (The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan 1963)
  • “America” Neil Diamond (Jazz Singer 1980)
  • “Living in the Promise Land” Willie Nelsona (The Promise Land 1986)
  • “American Child” Phil Vassar (American Child 2003)
  • “On the 4th of July” James Taylor (October Road 2002)
  • “Song of the Patriot” Jonny Cash (Song of the Patriot 1990)

We are proud to honor our military with discounts on all products, every time you shop with us. It is a small way for us to say “thank you” for all you have done and will continue to do. We strongly encourage others to find their own way to thank our military as well.

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