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Country Stars Share Their Go-To Patriotic Songs This 4th of July

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Broken Bow Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Broken Bow Records (via ABC News Radio)

Country artists will be performing across the nation this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July, so we asked a few stars which patriotic songs they'll be working into their sets.

Dustin Lynch usually goes for the classic, "God Bless the U.S.A." He says, "I'm trying to get my Lee Greenwood channeled here."

Eric Paslay has a bit of experience performing the national anthem at Major League Baseball games, but it still makes him nervous to take on that big song.

"It's such a scary song because we all know it, quote-unquote," says Eric, "and then you start thinking, just the language it was written in, you get it mixed up easy. I haven't mixed it up yet"

Thompson Square traveled the world earlier this year entertaining troops in Australia, Japan and a few other spots. During those shows, the duo adopted Tom Petty 's "I Won't Back Down" as their anthem for the soldiers. Thompson Square isn't actually performing his Fourth of July, but they plan to carry on an Independence Day tradition in Chicago.

The duo's Keifer Thompson tells ABC News Radio, "We always end up in Chicago on the Fourth. We have a hotel that we all stay at. We park the buses out in the parking lot and we grill out, and we shoot some fireworks off. Last three years, and this year again, we're gonna be there."


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