Trace Adkins Sings Classic Patriotic Song Under Vibrant Firework Display During ‘A Capitol Fourth!’ PBS Special

Trace Adkins performed “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” on Saturday (July 4) during the 90-minute, 40th anniversary presentation of…

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July 5, 2020

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Trace Adkins; Photo Courtesy of PBS

Trace Adkins performed “America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” on Saturday (July 4) during the 90-minute, 40th anniversary presentation of PBS Special A Capitol Fourth!.

“This song is dedicated to this Nation that we all love so very deeply,” Adkins’ said introducing his performance.

The country superstar performed the patriotic tune under the vibrant fireworks display.

Trace Adkins Performs "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on the 2020 A Capitol Fourth

Don't miss Trace Adkins's patriotic rendition of "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on the 2020 A Capitol Fourth. Watch the entire show now, streaming through July 18 at www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/ #July4thPBS

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“America (My Country, ‘Tis of Thee)” was written by Samuel Francis Smith and is performed to the melody of the national anthem of the United Kingdom, “God Save the Queen.” The song originally served as one of the de facto National Anthems of the United States of America before the adoption of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the official U.S. National Anthem in 1931.

The fireworks display was live from Washington DC, and, according to their website are “a tribute to our nation’s workers on the front lines in the fight against the pandemic, a segment honoring the contributions of African American heroes from our nation’s past and present, and a salute to our wounded warriors and their families.”

Other performances on the A Capitol Fourth! special include Lauren Alaina, 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.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.