American roots band and Grand Ole Opry members Old Crow Medicine Show have released a new song entitled “Pray For America”.
Out now, “Pray For America” was recently the subject of an in depth interview and premiere via NPR’s Morning Edition. Click HERE to listen to a conversation between host David Greene and band members Ketch Secor and Jerry Pentecost as well as a live performance of the song.
An accompanying music video produced and filmed by the band was has also been revealed…
“Pray For America” was written by Ketch Secor upon NPR’s request as a song to provide inspiration and reflection as the country emerged from a global pandemic. Hopeful, optimistic and realistic, the song calls for divine intervention and unity during times of uncertainty. “When you write music you’re trying to make universal statements,” says Secor. “Songs are for all to enjoy, and if you’re doing your job, they should to be able to translate from a global pandemic to a cry for justice.”
Old Crow Medicine Show has been channeling their creativity into the Hartland Hootenanny, a live show broadcast on You Tube and Facebook, airing Saturday nights at 7:00 PM CST. The hour-long variety show includes music, storytelling, socially distanced square dancing, news and special guests. What started as a one man show starring Ketch Secor, has evolved to include other band members. Special guests who have appeared via Skype include Birds of Chicago, Chuck Mead, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Ferrell and The War & Treaty. The special guest star for June 27th will be legendary fiddler Doug Kershaw.