I thought it was only fitting for July 1st edition of BOTB to celebrate and honor our country’s hard fight against the Brits at Fort McHenry.
This version of the Star Spangled Banner is not to be considered in today’s showdown. I simply wanted to share it with you because of the swell of pride I felt listening to the story of the spirit of the American people and Francis Scott Key inspiration behind our national anthem.
I’m a traditionalist, especially when it comes to the national anthem. However, I decided to go against the natural order of things by picking two rock versions for this #BOTB Star Spangled Banner showdown ~ Spirit VS Madison Rising!
I vaguely remember Spirit a.k.a Spirit of ’76 from my teen years and this cover of Star Spangled Banner.
Madison Rising is a new-to-me group and their cover of Star Spangled Banner strays a bit from Francis Scott Key’s lyrics, but I liked it and wanted to share it with you.
Like I said before I normally like traditional covers of the Star Spangled Banner, but these rock versions are awesome. It’s gonna be difficult to decide who will get my vote. Which do you prefer a more traditional or rock version of this national treasure?
My battle showdown isn’t limited to only participants. It’s open to everyone across the net. There is no right or wrong way to vote, except those who do not vote. So, what’s standing in your way? VOTE!!!
Oh yeah, don’t forget to tell me in comments what you liked/disliked about today’s artists and which version moved you the most. I invite you to hop over to STMcC to learn how this all works and to visit more epic #BoTB performances. I’ll have the results next week this time, so I please come back to see if your pick gets named the winner. Until next time, have bandtastic day!