Who We Are (About The Band)
Madison Rising - which launched its debut album in October, 2011 - brings great rock music back into the forefront of popular culture. With songs ranging from the lyrically powerful and guitar heavy opening track “Right To Bear,” to the hauntingly epic sounds of “Honk If You Want Peace,” to the beautiful violins and cello of “Hallowed Ground,” it is clear that this band is on a mission to not only make great music, but to also send a message that American culture is alive and well.
Here are a couple of our music videos from that first album:
The album made great progress in the rock charts and we were in some pretty good company for a while!
The Star Spangled Banner & Challenge
A few months ago, we went back to the studio to start writing tracks for our second album (more on that later). While there, we started thinking about the best ways to convey our core message - hard work, integrity and an undying love for our country. Then it hit us! We knew our goal (from the very beginning) was to be the ultimate pro-American band. What better way to convey that than by doing a great cover of the ultimate American anthem! So that's exactly what we did.
In June, 2012 we released our rock rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and the reception was absolutely phenomenal! The song hit #1 in several major music categories on Amazon.com and has ranked in the top 10 rock songs on iTunes.
Here's the music video. Check it out for yourself:
While you're at it, learn a little more about our One Million Star Spangled Challenge at: www.starspangledbannerchallenge.com
What We Want To Do
Basically, we're ready to take it to the next level. We've gotten a ton of new material written and ready to go, but we need to GO BACK TO THE RECORDING STUDIO to start laying down the tracks so we could be sure to have the new album out to everyone by the end of this year.
We also need to GET ON THE ROAD MORE - a LOT more. All over the country more. To BIGGER places. To BIGGER audiences. To groups and crowds and people and events that appreciate this country, the opportunities we have as Americans and all that we should be grateful for.
We're ready to change the old and all-to-stodgy political establishment and make it COOL to be patriotic again. People can make all the speeches they want, but in the end pop culture trumps politics every time.
What You Can Do To Help Make It All Happen
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