Superbowl 2001: Ray Charles Performs "America The Beautiful"

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In the wake of 9/11, Ray Charles nourished the American spirit with a glorious gospel rendition of "America The Beautiful."

If you're a baseball movie buff, chances are you might remember the Genius' moving rendition of "America the Beautiful" from The Sandlot soundtrack. Released within his 1972 album, A Message From the People, Brother Ray gave the song a moving, blues feel that touched Americans to their core when he performed his version at Super Bowl XXXV with heart-filled patriotism. 

    The Super Bowl XXXV was played on January 28, 2001 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL as The Baltimore Ravens versed the New York Giants. Honoring the 225th anniversary of the birth of the United States, the blues legend took to the piano as part of a pre-game show titled Life's Super In Central Florida and brought the nation to its feet with his classic, masterful delivery. 

    This historic rendition is available to listen on Spotify now: https://lnk.to/thisisraycharles

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