I know that some of you aren’t impressed with Glenn Beck, and I understand. However, I ask that you please read the rest of this post because he is doing something really great. In a week Glenn will be holding a series of events that are meant to bring us, as countrymen, together in the spirit of love and to get back to the basics of who we as Americans are. As a nation we are the most giving and helping nation in the world. When there’s a horrible disaster somewhere the majority of the foreign aid comes from the United States. In recent years we have been pitted against each other in class warfare and we need to stop. This is the United States! The land of opportunity where EVERYBODY has a chance to be a success if they are willing to work hard. It seems that lately people think that the American dream is to sit on your butt and allow the government to give you hand-outs, that they have stolen from your fellow, hard-working Americans.
Anyway, Glenn has been trying to collect a soundtrack of sorts for this movement; something that will inspire us and remind us who we are as a people. No, even though I love Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” I’m not talking about him. You need to listen to the song “Hold Us Together” by Matt Maher. If you listen to christian rock music then you are probably already familiar with it. If not, please enjoy the song courtesy of YouTube:
I downloaded the list of music that Glenn had on his site and I absolutely love these songs. Tom Douglas has three songs on this list that I have fallen in love with; “Gettysburg”, “America’s Son”, and “Letters from Jail”. I wish that I could share those songs with you, but you’ll just have to go to either Amazon.com or iTunes to listen to samples. They are well worth it.
If you get a chance, check out Kalai as well. He’s a very talented man who has overcome a permanent injury to his left hand and is a master of the guitar. One of my favorite songs that he does is “All Rise.” Very inspiring and humbling all at the same time.
Call me silly, but I get goosebumps, and even tear up, when I listen to these songs. If you are looking for some really good music to add to your collection then definitely check these out at Glenn’s site. It will be worth your time. I promise.