(Nashville, TN – July 16) The summer of 2012 is full of events marking historical anniversaries, and celebrating worldwide events where The Star Spangled Banner, will ring from sea to shining sea. In July two milestones will be remembered and celebrated. July 20 is the 43rd anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon, and July 21 marks the same anniversary for Neil Armstrong being the first man to walk on the moon. That same week, the world will watch as the Olympic Games begin in London where The Star Spangled Banner will be played in support of American athletes competing among more than 200 nations.
August 17 is the date remembered when Jimi Hendrix played a mind-blowing rendition of the national anthem at Woodstock in 1969. And of course,September 11 is a date forever etched in global history as the most unbelievable terrorist attack on American soil. As summer rolls into fall we’ll hear Francis Scott Key’s devotional words throughout the presidential campaign.
Enter Madison Rising. Billed as the quintessential all American rock band, they proudly perform an impassioned reverent version of The Star Spangled Banner all Americans will be proud to stand behind. Well-known as one of the most difficult songs to sing, Madison Rising does a superb job delivering The Star Spangled Banner which is receiving a great deal of attention from all corners of America with nearly a quarter million hits on YouTube.com in less that 60 days.
Dave Bray is the front man for Madison Rising. A dedicated patriot, Bray served in the U.S. Navy for four years as an 8404 FMF corpsman for 2nd battalion 2nd marines, and while at Camp Johnson in North Carolina, won the coveted Top Dog Award. He was the lead singer of the bands 1Echo1 and Soveren prior to becoming the front man for Madison Rising.
Madison Rising takes their name in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and a key author of the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Federalist Papers. Madison Rising promotes the principles of liberty, independence, and personal responsibility.
As we approach so many landmark dates in American history, please show your support by posting Madison Rising performing The Star Spangled Banner. For more information, please visit http://madisonrising.com.