The Star-Spangled Banner – Two Versions

Here are two versions of The Star-Spangled Banner, with decidedly different sounds.

The first is an a cappella performance by the Gaither Vocal Band, noted for their amazing harmonies:

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The second version is non-traditional, by Madison Rising, “America’s Most Patriotic Rock Band.” The lead singer, Dave Bray, served in the Navy as a corpsman for the Marines, so you might say he’s earned the right to express himself.

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Which do you prefer? Or do you have another favorite?

Click here for a fascinating story of the preservation and restoration of the original star-spangled banner.

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About Steve Oglesby
Steve Oglesby

I want to foster a sense of community across the Four States Region, where we can get to know each other even though we might live 50 miles apart. I want to make sure the stories in each town are told, by the people that live there. That's Community Journalism, and it's all about you!

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