Old Crow Medicine Show’s frontman, Ketch Secor, was recently approached by NPR to write a song about the pandemic (before the protests over the killing of George Floyd). The idea was to inspire and unite the country.
The result is a beautiful song that harkens back to the great patriotic songs of the Depression and Dust Bowl era. According to Secor, “What I really wanted to do was to write a song that felt like ‘God Bless America,’ but I also wanted to have a little ‘This Land is Your Land,’ too….Great songs like ‘Blowin’ in the Wind,’ they’re not about particular vantage points, they’re not about any particular side or affiliation.”
Check out the song for yourself in the video below