Hailing from New York, rock band Madison Rising just entered my top 10 of favorite bands of all time with their rendition of our National Anthem 'The Star Spangled Banner'.

From their website:

Madison Rising brings great rock music back to the forefront of popular culture. With songs ranging from the guitar heavy opening track "Right To Bear," to the hauntingly epic sounds of "Honk If You Want Peace," to the beautiful violins of "Hallowed Ground," it is clear that this band is on a mission to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.

If this doesn't give you chills and make you proud to be an American, then please leave my country now. In a time that pop artists butcher this beautiful song time and time again, it's awesome to hear a band pour their heart into it.

Now tune out everything else in your world for a few minutes and listen.

Thanks to my buddy Joe Michie for turning me on to this band.