Looking for something unique to talk about?
How about an interview with Dave Bray (a navy veteran and former Marine Corpsman), the lead singer of America’s most patriotic rock band, Madison Rising?
So who is Madison Rising and what do they stand for? Just check out the video of their best-selling rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and see for yourself why Sarah Palin has partnered up with them, why Mike Huckabee has performed with them, why veterans and military families absolutely love them, and why hundreds of thousands of Americans are proud to call Madison Rising their favorite band:
Madison Rising released its rock rendition of the Star Spangled Banner just in time for the upcoming 200-year bicentennial of its writing by Francis Scott Key on the morning of September 14, 1814 and the song and video have successfully catapulted the band into the national spotlight, creating one of the most loyal fan bases in rock music history. The video has received over 5.4 million unique views YouTube and the band expects to reach 10 million views by September 14, 2014. Learn more about the 10 Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge at: http://starspangledbannerchallenge.com
Madison Rising recently released their second album - American Hero, dedicated to the men and women of our armed forces, along with the police, firefighters and other first responders. The band has performed all over the country at major music festivals, military and USO events, NFL shows, NASCAR, Sturgis, and other prominent venues, as well as opened for rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Kansas, Toby Keith and others.
Interview Topics and Story Angles
Unlike most popular music that focuses on negativity, anti-American sentiment or hedonistic desires, patriotic rockers Madison Rising go the extra mile to craft songs with positive messages; songs that are about something - about soldiers, sacrifice, freedom, liberty, gratitude, Constitutional values and living the American dream. Because of these values and subject matters, Madison Rising will ALWAYS provide you with interesting content for your audience.
Potential interview topics include:
Patriotic rock band breathes new life into our National Anthem just in time for the 2014 Bicentennial.
Conservatives are always bemoaning the lack of conservative values in popular culture. Finally someone has stepped up to fill that void. Madison Rising uses popular culture (in this case, great rock music) to successfully promote conservative, pro-military and pro-American values. The Beatles of the Conservative movement have finally arrived.
A rock band that sends positive messages to our youth. Due to a continuing influx of inquires from teachers around the country regarding its #1 best selling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, lead singer Dave Bray is available to bona-fide educators for Skype sessions into their classrooms to talk directly to students about the origin and significance of our nation’s National Anthem. The band has also offered carte blanche to any teachers wanting to use the bands music or video for educational purposes within their classrooms on a royalty free basis.
A rock band that encourages political candidates to use their music: While other bands issue cease and desist letters, Madison Rising encourages candidates running for office in 2014 to use their new song, HERO (https://soundcloud.com/user9720150/hero/s-S91M6) as their campaign theme. The band also allows candidates who supports pro-American values to provide FREE downloads of the song to potential voters directly from their website: http://shop.madisonrising.com/products/hero-free-limited-time-download. This offer is also available to any radio stations or other broadcasters.
A rock band that supports our men and women in uniform. In addition to dedicating their latest album, American Hero, to our military, the band has quickly become one of the favorite bands of the military and military families. With powerful tributes such as Soldiers of America, Walking Through That Door, Hallowed Ground and others, it is easy to see why.
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is - by far - the most important issue facing our military right now. Madison Rising is teaming up with veteran and PTSD organizations to use their music to build awareness of this issue through concerts, music videos and soundtracks for those organizations.
pressure to conform in our politically correct environment, the band is a
strong supporter of The Second Amendment with their songs Right To Bear &
Ready If It Goes There. Patriotism is the NEW counterculture.
Key Video Links and Downloads
|Star Spangled Banner|
|Walking Through That Door|
|Ready If It Goes There (live)|
|America The Beautiful (live) |
|Hallowed Ground (live)|
|American Dream (live) |
|Soldiers of America (live) |
|Clip from PTSD at the
Laughlin Veteran's Day Festival
Open Road: https://soundcloud.com/user9720150/open-road/s-smJDW
Hallowed Ground II: https://soundcloud.com/user9720150/madison-rising-hallowed-ground/s-Qtkcr
Lock 'N Load, dedicated to the Navy SEALS: https://soundcloud.com/user9720150/lock-n-load/s-an5EJ
Madison Rising is on a mission to reignite authentic American culture through great rock music. The band promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility.
Madison Rising: Music with meaning.