The 4th of July’s here and everyone’s excited to grill some barbeques, spend time with friends and family, and watch some fireworks, but sometimes some people forget that this day is the most important day in America. The 4th is when America has been set free to finally stand up on its own. This is the day we must come together to celebrate, remember, and honor our land.
The Brief History of America’s Freedom
America was tied to Great Britain in the past, but the colonist wanted to separate and gain freedom. In 1775, the colonist gathered all together to submit a formal statement wanting to claim their freedom. The unanimous voting led America to finally be on its own. If you want to know the whole history of America, you can look it up on the internet or better yet read a book about it.
July 2 or 4?
Some believed that America’s independence was achieved on the 2nd of July, the day when the Declaration of Independence was approved. However, the signing of the documents occurred on the 4th of July. Since then, we have been celebrating our independence on this day.
It’s time to have fun and honor our country by showing love on this day. Whether you’ll be having a huge party or a small fun time with the family, don’t forget to prepare some songs you can play. A party is not a party without some music, and since we want you to have the time of your life, we prepared some songs you can add to your 4th of July playlist.
The Ultimate 4th of July Playlist
This list of country songs is all about America’s freedom or all about patriotism because nothing sounds better than a song that honors our homeland.
“Living in the Promiseland” by Willie Nelson
The home of the brave, the place where all dreams come true, America is the promised land according to Willie Nelson‘s song. The touching words of the song were penned by David Lynn Jones in the ’80s.
Leave us your broken dreams we’ll give them to mend
There’s still a lot of love living in the promised land
Jones wrote such a wonderful single to remind us that in this place, love does still exist and kindness is possible. It must certainly be heard by a lot of people to let them know that our freedom was fought not to divide the people but to unite them, to become one.
Nelson recorded the song in 1986 for his album The Promiseland. Since the song has a strong grip on the audience’s heart, it peaked at number one on the chart.
“American Spirit” by Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett celebrated his love of his country with his 2017 single “American Spirit.” The laid back tune and inspiring words of his song will make you want to grab a beer, lay down, and watch the fireworks this day.
Ridin’ down red dirt, drivin’ in a white truck, lookin’ at a pretty blue sky
Tired eyed kids playin’ in a sprinkler, daddy drinkin’ cold budlight
Talk about a big life in a small town, ain’t got a lot
But we sure found what we were looking for
“America” by Waylon Jennings
The title is so simple but with straightforward lyrics. Waylon Jennings’ song speaks of his country with love and passion. He praised the unity, the rich history, and the people. No matter what race they are or the color of their skin, “America” seems to be a perfect song to bring us all together.
And my brothers are all black and white, yellow too
And the red man is right, to expect a little from you
Promise and then follow through, America
The song peaked at number 6 on the country chart.
“American Soldier” by Toby Keith
Next in our list to be played is Toby Keith‘s top performing patriotic song “American Soldier.” This is one of his songs that has the word America on its title. “American Soldier” draws us the picture of the life of a real soldier, his bravery and loyalty. It also shows the sacrifices they make. Being a soldier doesn’t only entail sacrificing one’s life, but also sacrificing the lives of their families. Even though it may be painful, they know that these sacrifices are always for the good of our country.
Here’s Keith’s platinum-certified single.
“God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood
Lee Greenwood wanted to write a song about America. He wanted something that’ll unite us so he ended up doing such because a lot of Americans loved the song. They appreciated the meaning behind it and what it wants to say. “God Bless the USA” also honors the people in our history who sacrificed their lives to bring the freedom we are enjoying right now.
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
This single turned out to be Greenwood’s signature song, giving him yet another item on the top 10 of the country chart. His single has also been nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Country Vocal Performance Male and Best Country Song).
Check out how Greenwood expressed his love for his country.
Those are the top five songs on our lists to be played. Check below for more country songs you can add onto your playlist.
- “Only in America” by Brooks and Dunn
- “American Made” by The Oak Ridge Boys
- “American Child” by Phil Vassar
- “American Heart” by Faith Hill
- “All -American Girl” by Carrie Underwood
- “I’m American” by Billy Ray Cyrus
- “American Flag on the Moon” by Brad Paisley
- “Courtesy of The Red, White, and Blue” by Toby Keith
- “Home” by Dierks Bentley
- “Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus
Add these songs to your playlist and you’ll definitely have a blast this day.
Come, let us all gather together, no matter what. Let’s forget about our country’s problems and unite today to celebrate our freedom. May we not talk about anything that’s bad or hurtful, because today we should only celebrate and honor the sacrifices of the men and women in the past. This day belongs to them as much as it belongs to us.
Happy 4th of July, folks! Have a Blast.
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