A new, contemporary take on Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” is certain to get you in the July 4 spirit.
Singer Charlie Daniels recently unveiled his version of the spoken-word song, creating a stirring video to accompany the music — one that takes viewers through America’s astounding story of over overcoming war, terror and plenty more.
From the Civil War and World War II to the 9/11 attack, the video recounts the history of the “ragged old flag,” recounting some of the most tragic, harrowing and victorious moments that the U.S. has experienced throughout her 241-year history.
Watch the video below:
The new version of “Ragged Old Flag” follow’s Cash’s release of the original spoken-word performance back in 1974. It was then that the song hit No. 31 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and has since been a July 4 fixture on country radio.
Daniels’ version features Mark “Oz” Geist, one of the survivors of the Benghazi terror attack.
For more patriotic Fourth of July tunes, be sure to see CMT’s holiday list here.