July 4, 1776, does seem like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Then again, celebrating our great nation - and the values it was built upon - never goes out of style. And what are grand displays of fireworks, parades and barbecues on Independence Day without great music? To help you celebrate properly, here’s a playlist of award-winning songs by BMI songwriters that capture the spirit of the red, white and blue. From Willie Nelson’s “Living in the Promiseland” to James Brown’s “Living in America,” they all pay tribute to the U.S. of A. in their own unique way. So grab your beverage of choice and join us in celebrating America the Beautiful!