Ray Charles’s America

There are voices that are just simply iconic, Charles had one of them. Ray Charles was one of those iconic voices that no matter what he sang, his soulful rendition would vibrate in our souls forever.

This Black Music Month the editor picks “America the Beautiful” as the song of this June 2021. With all that has gone on in America in the past year, this song when heard, leaves us just a little more hopeful that at least for African Americans; our democracy and patriotism is truly well earned and just maybe one day soon America could live up to this song’s sentiments.