Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation

By admin
July 07, 2019

By John Meacham and Tim McGraw

Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music – by the lyrics, performers, and instruments that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones.

In Songs of America Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through American history and the songs and performers that inspired us, from “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.” Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation, and more. In the words of Quincy Jones, Songs of America “…reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been and what we at our best can be.”

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