The Magnificent 25-minute Pyrotechnics Show Honoring The American Spirit Will Air Live On NBC
A USO tour participant and longtime supporter of troops, Campbell was honored when Macy’s invited him to record “American Anthem” for the treasured 4th of July Fireworks spectacular.
“It’s a privilege to have been chosen by Macy’s to sing this amazing song for their 4th of July celebration,” shared Campbell. “I hope my performance of ‘American Anthem’ shows our love and appreciation of America and those who risked their lives for this country.”
The affecting ballad, composed by Gene Scheer, was first performed by mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves for President Bill Clinton at the Smithsonian’s unveiling of the restored Star-Spangled Banner flag in 1999. Norah Jones also recorded a beautiful rendition of the song for Ken Burns’ Emmy Award-winning World War II documentary for PBS, The War. “American Anthem” recognizes the sacrifices and selflessness of the men and women that have fought on the country’s behalf.
With musical accompaniment provided by the West Point Band, this year’s score also includes patriotic standards and gospel, classical and jazz tunes by some of music’s brightest names including opera singer Jamie Barton and Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning vocalist Heather Headley. NBC’s two-hour national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular begins at 8pm ET / 7pm CT.
ABOUT CRAIG CAMPBELL:
Campbell launched on to the country music scene with the release of his self-titled debut album (2011) delivering the hits “Family Man,” “Fish,” and “When I Get It.” To date, he has logged five consecutive charted hits with over a billion radio airplay audience impressions and over a half million downloads. Campbell’s