Country music goes hand in hand with America and has been known for years as “America’s Music.” We will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday this week with our loved ones at a barbecue, traveling the country, and with fireworks displays. In honor of the holiday, we take a look at country stars wearing stars and stripes for our great nation through the years.
For a bit of history: The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence. It was ratified by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, establishing the United States of America.
The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. However, the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence. Two days later (7/4), delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
To this day, July 4 has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, family reunions, and concerts.