Six songs for patriotic pride
Published: July 3, 2012 03:07PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 03:06PM
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Tim McGraw performs at the USANA amphitheater, Saturday, August 6, 2011

Forget “Born in the U.S.A.”

Here are six songs that will make you proud to be an American as July 4 approaches:

“This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie • With the original 1944 lyrics.

“4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy),” Bruce Springsteen • Because of the line: “Sandy, the fireworks are hailin’ over Little Eden tonight.“

“I’m a Patriot,” Steven Van Zandt • Look for Jackson Browne or Pearl Jam’s version.

“No More Kings,” Schoolhouse Rock • Check out Pavement’s rambunctious cover.

“Don’t Tread on Me,” Metallica • A little bellicose, but what’s more American than electric guitars?

“If You’re Reading This,” Tim McGraw • For all of the soldiers, sailors and Coast Guard personnel out there.