A Non-Traditional Rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" That Totally Rocks

Madison Rising, Dave BrayI’m not a fan of non-traditional renditions of our national anthem. They’re usually cringe-worthy, often disrespectful, and turn a song that should be sung by everyone into a solo performance.

This one’s different, though.

In 2012, rock band Madison Rising teamed up with the National Anthem Celebration Foundation to heighten public awareness of the history and tradition of The Star-Spangled Banner. They released an updated rendition with “more energy and a modern take.” Lead singer Dave Bray said, “We’ve re-worked it in an absolutely unique way, but staying as true and respectful to the original version as possible.”

Because of Bray’s classic-rock power vocals, this version is even harder to sing along with, but that’s okay, because it totally… rocks.

Turn your speakers up, then tell me what you think in the comments below.