The Fourth of July is time to remember patriotism, sacrifice, and the many freedoms we enjoy as an American people. In anticipation for the many celebrations sure to come along this weekend, we’ve compiled the best patriotic music videos from LDS musicians around the web into one place.
Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Battle Hymn of the Republic
Nothing says America like America’s Choir, and this rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic will stir your souls. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has been acting as an unofficial ambassador for the United States for years, traveling the world and performing awe-inspiring concerts. They’ve even released two patriotic song collections, America’s Choir and Spirit of America.
Alex Boyé – Calling America
Alex Boyé, though born in London, became an American citizen on February 22, 2012. When he received his citizenship, he felt inspired to finish the song he began writing after learning of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This song, Calling America, is the result. Boyé is an interent sensation with his Africanized covers of pop songs. He recently made waves by performing Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” on America’s Got Talent.
Rob Gardner – The Price of Freedom
Rob Gardner is the head of Spire Music, a non-profit organization that has created multiple arrangements and pieces that are now considered classics in LDS culture, including “My Kindness Shall Not Depart from Thee” and “Savior, Redeemer Of My Soul.” Gardner, alongside McKane Davis, wrote The Price of Freedom, a powerful musical that tells the story about the soldiers who fought in World War II and the loved ones they left behind. You can watch one of the songs from the musical above and watch multiple selections at this playlist here.
Lexi Walker first caught the attention of the world when she performed with One Children’s Choir on America’s Got Talent. Now the YouTube sensation is performing in venues and music videos around the world. The video above shows Lexi performing the National Anthem at Mormon Night at the Padres game at Petco Park Stadium.
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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.