America – It’s Independence Day!

July 3, 2012

By R.W. Hampton

So tomorrow is the Fourth of July, right? Well of course it is. But to me it’s more than that. It’s Independence Day! Isn’t it great that we are Americans and have such a great day to look back on in history.

A few years ago my wife, Lisa, and I wrote our first song together. I hadn’t done anything with it until one morning before the Fourth of July I asked her to film me singing it on our porch as a little Independence Day gift for my fans. Folks seemed to have liked “Not For Sale” and although it’s taken a lot longer to get it recorded than we have wanted, I’ve been in the studio working on it and hope to release it and another song “Hell in a Helmet” very soon.

 So as Americans around the world get ready to go celebrate our Independence Day, I find myself remembering back to when I wrote this song and thought I would share the little prch video again. So much has changed in the past few years, but the cost of freedom is still the same and the song seems to become more relevant with each passing year.

If you’ve watched this one before I thank you, if you like it I hope you will consider forwarding it along to share with your friends. And of course, I always love to hear what you think about the songs I write & sing. 


Happy Independence Day, America!

5 Responses

  1. WONDERFUL! Enjoyed it!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    All the people rushing around today buying hot dogs, watermelon and such, but we have to stop, and think about what it’s really about. Thanks for the song R.W & Lisa!

  3. Joyce Barber says:

    Absolutely wonderful! I’m a proud Infantry mom, my son has served in Iraq and is currently in Afghanistan, so this song brought tears to my eyes knowing what sacrifices are made to keep us free. God Bless the USA.

  4. Jay & Glenda Stewart says:

    Yes, “Not for sale” is a great song. We liked it the day we heard it and want to thank you for sharing it. As a matter of fact our church got to hear it when we sang it last year as we recognized all our veterans the Sunday after Veterans Day. Needless to say it was very well received. Thanks for all you guys do to recognize all our service men and women who are serving or who have served.

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