God Bless America
Fortuna singer Michael Gibbs has just completed a new CD, "God Bless America," working with the same team who collaborated on his first and critically acclaimed album of classic Christmas songs. It contains an inspirational selection of some of the most beloved patriotic-themed compositions from "The Star Spangled Banner" to "This Land is Your Land." What better time to officially release this stirring selection of 11 timeless pieces than during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend? Here's the complete list of the album's songs: "The Star Spangled Banner," "My Country 'Tis of Thee," "The Statue Of Liberty," "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly," "America the Beautiful," "God Bless America," "This Land is Your Land," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "God Bless the U.S.A.," "Born Free" and "Let there Be Peace on Earth." The release also features the multi-talented singer on piano as well as vocals by Gloria Gold and Gibbs' daughter Jenni on "Gold'N Gibbs Choir," photography by his brother, Dennis Gibbs; orchestration and recording by Peter Linlor and cover design and layout by Rick St. Charles. Gibbs' liner notes may well sum up the recent release's message. "Many curse the darkness. So few shine the Light. There's still much to be thankful for. I pray these songs will help inspire hope and optimism. A nation under God's influence will help others find their way home."