Fourth of July Songs

Charlie Daniels Offers Update of Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag”

Charlie Daniels’ new reading of Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” is a welcome addition to this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

Daniels version of the patriotic classic also features vocals by Mark “Oz” Geist, a former member of the Benghazi annex security team and co-author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi.

What else is on your Fourth of July playlist?

Maybe it’s Lee Greenwood’s durable “God Bless the U.S.A.” and Elvis Presley’s take on Mickey Newbury’s arrangement of “American Trilogy.” Or maybe it’s the two very different takes following the attacks of 9/11 — Toby Keith’s no-holds-barred “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and Alan Jackson’s eloquent “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning).”

As always, the only playlist that really matters is the one you devise for yourself, but here are four additional videos to enjoy as you celebrate the holiday.

Brooks & Dunn, “Only in America”
Released a few months prior to 9/11, “Only in America” became an anthem at Brooks & Dunn’s concerts following the attack on the World Trade Center. Musical hooks abound as the lyrics provide a snapshot of people living their daily lives.

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