With Patriot Day on Sunday, September 11th, we’ve compiled 10 of our favorite songs about America.
As you reflect on the tragic events of 9/11, on this, the 15th Anniversary, we hope you find inspiration from the lyrics to some of these tributes to the greatest nation in the world.
Aaron Tippin – “Where the Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly”
I pledge allegiance to this flag / And if that bothers you, well that’s too bad / But if you got pride and you’re proud you do / Hey, we could use some more like me and you / Where the stars and stripes and the eagle fly.
Tim McGraw – “If You’re Reading This”
So lay me down / In that open field out on the edge of town / And know my soul / Is where my momma always prayed that it would go / If you’re readin’ this I’m already home.
Daryl Worley – “Have You Forgotten”
Have you forgotten how it felt that day? / To see your homeland under fire / And her people blown away / Have you forgotten when those towers fell? / We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell / And you say we shouldn’t worry ’bout bin Laden / Have you forgotten?
Alan Jackson – “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning”
Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day / Were you in the yard with your wife and children / Or working on some stage in L.A. / Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke / Risin’ against that blue sky / Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor / Or did you just sit down and cry?
Trace Adkins – “Arlington”
We’re thankful for those thankful for the things we’ve done / We can rest in peace, ’cause we were the chosen ones / We made it to Arlington, yea, dust to dust / Don’t cry for us, we made it to Arlington.
John Michael Montgomery – “Letters From Home”
I hold it up and show my buddies / Like we ain’t scared and our boots ain’t muddy / And they all laugh / Like there’s something funny / ‘Bout the way I talk / When I say, “Mama sends her best y’all” / I fold it up and put it in my shirt / Pick up my gun and get back to work / And it keeps me drivin’ on / Waitin’ on letters from home.
Toby Keith – “American Soldier”
I’m an American Soldier an American / Beside my brothers and my sisters, I will proudly take a stand / When liberty’s in jeopardy, I will always do what’s right / I’m out here on the front lines, sleep in peace tonight / American Soldier, I’m and American Soldier.
Martina McBride – “Independence Day”
Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing / Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning / Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong / Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it’s Independence Day.
Toby Keith – “Courtesy Of The Red White and Blue”
Oh, justice will be served and the battle will rage / This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage / And you’ll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A. / ‘Cause we’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.
Lee Greenwood – “God Bless The USA”
And I’m proud to be an American / where at least I know I’m free / And I won’t forget the men who died / Who gave that right to me / And I gladly stand up next to you / And defend her still today / ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land / God Bless the U.S.A.