My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Classic Rewind – Martina McBride and Gretchen Peters – ‘Independence Day’

6 responses to “Classic Rewind – Martina McBride and Gretchen Peters – ‘Independence Day’

  1. Ken Johnson January 18, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I find it rather funny when country radio stations play this song on the 4th Of July as part of their “patriotic songs” category. Apparently they’ve never listened to the lyrics.

    • Luckyoldsun January 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      I feel the same way. The song seemed to be a 3-minute summary of a TV-movie from a few years before called “The Burning Bed”–in which Farrah Fawcett Majors torched her abusive husband. Somehow, the idea–though not the practice, thank God–caught on as some sort of feminist empowerment symbol.
      I find it even funnier that the song became the theme song of one of the most aggressive right-wing Republican radio yakkers.

  2. Paul W Dennis January 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

    While I didn’t really dislike this song, I felt it pointed Martina’s career in the wrong direction as she shifted into being a “shrieking diva” . Until TIMELESS, from this point forward Martina recorded very few songs where I liked her performanc, even if I liked the song.

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