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America The Beautiful

Whitney Houston - The Star Spangled Banner 1991 CD single front cover

Whitney Houston performed “America The Beautiful” on January 27, 1991 at Super Bowl XXV, backed by The Florida Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jahja Ling. The performance preceded Whitney’s famous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner,” and was released as the B-side to that single in both 1991 and 2001.

Songwriters: Katharine Lee Bates, Samuel A. Ward


O beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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