Madison Rising Announces Star Spangled Banner Christmas Giveaway

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Madison Rising to give away up to 100,000 free downloads of their best-selling rock rendition of the Star Spangled Banner

Madison Rising lead singer, Dave Bray

The mission of Madison Rising to help restore a sense of pride back into this country, and we're thrilled it’s having that effect.

You’ve seen the video, now get the song – for free!

Madison Rising, America’s most patriotic rock band, is proud to announce that they will be giving their fans – and Americans throughout the country – the opportunity to download the band’s best-selling rock rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at no charge this Christmas Eve and throughout Christmas Day. The download will be available for 48 hours only on the band’s website at

Madison Rising released its widely acclaimed version of the Star Spangled Banner (video available at: last summer, updated with a special addendum to reflect our nation’s struggles at the dawn of the 21st century.

In conjunction with that release, the band launched their Five Million Star Spangled Banner Challenge ( as a way to offer Americans a fun and meaningful way to show their patriotism by watching the video and downloading the song to their iPods or other devices to play proudly in their cars, at the gym or anywhere else they want. To date, the video has received nearly 4.9 million views, and the band is confident they will reach their goal of 5 million by December 31st.

“Awesome,” “deeply moving,” “chilling,” and “the best ever,” are just some of the superlatives used to describe Madison Rising’s rendition of the song that celebrates what being an American is all about.

In addition to Madison Rising’s upcoming milestone, next year represents a historic time in itself for our National Anthem, as 2014 will be the 200 year bicentennial of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key as he watched the American flag rise over Ft. McHenry just outside of Baltimore on the morning of September 14, 1814 after more than 24 hours of relentless bombardment by the British. “We plan to do everything we can to continue to re-energize the National Anthem for that bicentennial,” said Madison Rising lead singer Dave Bray, a navy veteran and former 8404 FMF Corpsman. “The mission of Madison Rising to help restore a sense of pride back into this country, and we're thrilled that it’s having that effect.”

On November 5th, Madison Rising 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 album consists of ten tracks, anchored by the band’s best selling rendition of The Star Spangled Banner, and closing with a new, but equally powerful rock rendition of America The Beautiful.

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. Take the Challenge: Help Madison Rising reach 5 million views by December 31, 2013 and let's celebrate what being an American is all about. Madison Rising: Music with meaning.

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