“This Land Is Your Land” was written by Woody Guthrie in 1940 and is one of the most famous United States of America folk songs. The song has appeared in several tv shows, movies, across the internet, in books, and even in advertising campaigns, it may of even ended up in one of your children’s school plays.
Alaina belted out the lyrics to the American classic song on a stage in front of the U.S. Capitol surrounded by American flags.
“This land is your land, and this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me”
Other performances on the A Capitol Fourth! special include Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Chrissy Metz, Vanessa Williams, Patti LaBelle, The Temptations and many more. You can watch Adkins’ “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” performance above and the others on the 40th anniversary presentation of A Capitol Fourth! that originally aired on Saturday, July 4, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The PBS Special was also broadcasted to the troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.