Title: America America
Artist: BeBe Winans
Label: Razor & Tie
Formats: CD, MP3
Release date: June 26, 2012
Just in time for 4th of July celebrations, gospel singer BeBe Winans has released an album of patriotic songs. Selections include “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “God Bless America” and three original songs, “America America,” “We’re the United States of America,” and the closing track and highlight of the album, “Ultimate Sacrifice.” These are not gospel renditions, but contemporary arrangements designed for the broadest appeal. If nothing else, they offer alternatives to other, somewhat stale renditions of these songs and will make for good airplay this week and throughout the election season.
Following is the official music video for “America America”:
Reviewed by Brenda Nelson-Strauss