While many Americans are up in arms because of the racial tension throughout the country, award-winning journalist and Fox News anchor Kelly Wright hopes to unite the nation with a new music video for his song, “America Great Again.”
“America Great Again” is off of Wright’s new gospel album, Songs of Inspiration. The esteemed news anchor was inspired to release a music video for his single after rioting broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend.
The single was written several years ago by songwriter Marty Funderburk and Joseph Habedank, long before the recent display of racism, bigotry and hate in Virginia among white supremacists and protesters. However, Wright believes his song and video is very timely and can serve as a seed of unity in America.
“We cannot achieve greatness if we are chained to shackles of racism,” Wright sings in the tune.
Loaded with various clips featuring photos of people of all different races, the video kicks off with a reading of the Declaration of Independance. Pictures of America’s founding fathers as well as Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass are also on display in the video.
“My hope is [that] this video and song will serve as a seed of healing and reconciliation for our nation,” Wright told Broadway World. “God will not bless our nation if we continue to sow seeds of discord and injustice anywhere. Now is the time for us to turn our weapons of hate into instruments of peace and love. We must spread this spirit of unity everywhere, in our homes, in our places of worship, on our jobs, in our social gatherings — everywhere.”
“Let us pray for healing, seek reconciliation and find transformation through the renewing of our minds and hearts. It’s important for us to realize that the greatness of our nation begins in the homes of our people. Therefore, when you’re at home, pray and talk to your children and your family about the greatest gifts we have; the freedom of loving God and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Let’s stand united, one nation undivided. Let’s be great again!”