Leah Barkoukis
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After one of Paul Ryan’s favorite bands said he's the "embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," and Silversun Pickups told the Romney campaign to stop using one of their songs during campaign events – it may seem there are few musical alternatives “America’s Comeback Team” can safely embrace. Wrong.

Patriotic rock band Madison Rising announced that it has officially endorsed Mitt Romney for President and has and offered the campaign and related PACs full use of their catalogue of pro-American music for radio and television commercials, as well as campaign rallies free of charge. […]

“It’s time politicians start using music that reflects their values,” said Madison Rising lead singer, Dave Bray a former US Navy Corpsman. "Use our song, ‘American Dream,’ use ‘Rally The Youth’, use ‘Before The Hyphens Came.’ If you don’t want to use any of those, at least use our version of ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’ It’s a song everyone knows and we’ve re-worked it in an absolutely unique way, while staying as true and respectful to the original version as possible.”

 

The band is challenging Americans to a ‘One Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge’ with the video above, hoping to reach 1 million views and downloads by Election Day. Madison Rising is showing America that they still believe in the country and the National Anthem. Yeah, they're talking to you, Bill Press.

Check out Townhall Magazine’s exclusive interview with Madison Rising here.

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Leah Barkoukis

Leah Barkoukis is the Assistant Editor at Townhall.com/Townhall Magazine.

Author Photo credit: Jensen Sutta Photography