Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) was an American lawyer who is best known for writing a poem which later became the lyrics of the national anthem for the United States. The initial verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Key as he watched a large American flag waving over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814. The flag had been hung by American soldiers who had just withstood some 25 hours of British bombardment.
“The Star-Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem in 1931 but before that it had been one of America’s most popular patriotic tunes for more than a century.
Madison Rising is a rock band that promotes American patriotism and have honored our veterans around the world. They’ve been referred to as the United States’ “most patriotic” rock band! Visit them at their site Madison Rising and on their social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
Listen to them in the video below to hear “The Star-Spangled Banner” in their rock rendition! If you’re a patriotic American and you like rock music, then you most likely will enjoy this version!
So, what did you think? Did you like it or not?