Free Music Alert: Rosco Bandana's "Feels Like Mississippi"
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:20:36
Mississippi, aka The Magnolia State and The Hospitality State, needs a new state song. Rosco Bandana have jumped at the chance to provide it.
In 2000, former Mississippi state Senator Billy Hewes introduced a bill calling for a competition to find a new state song to replace Mississippi's official song "Go Mississippi" (adopted by state legislature in 1962). He renewed his push for a new song in November.
"We've got world recognized talent. Get Faith Hill, B.B. King, Rosco Bandana − heck, get 3 Doors Down or Super Chikan − we can come up with something better," said Hewes.
Since then, in a continued effort to change the state song, Senator Robert L. Jackson has introduced two additional state song bills, one proposing to change the state song entirely and the other proposing to adopt a second state song.
Rosco Bandana heeded the call. The band was speeding between dates on I-10, but when they heard their home state of Mississippi needed their help they pulled over to a rest area and wrote the song on the spot at the side of the road and sent an iPhone recording of it to their label.
Upon returning to their hometown of Gulfport after the December tour, the band took time over the holidays to record what they hope to be the new rallying cry of the state they proudly call home.
"Mississippi means so much to the band," singer/guitarist Jason Sanford said. "We hope to bring a little bit of Mississippi to every town we play in, no matter where we are. And that's why this opportunity means so much."
Visit www.roscobandana.com to grab complete lyrics and help make Rosco Bandana's Mississippi anthem "Feels Like Mississippi" the new official Mississippi State Song in 2013!
It's a welcoming, front porch track that would go down easy with a glass of ice cold lemonade!
Download the track for free and listen to it below:
Do you think "Feels Like Mississippi" should be the state song?