Country singer Leslie Cours Mather‘s powerful patriotic anthem, “We Are America“, continues to resonate with radio listeners nationwide with its message of strength, unity and national pride. The single achieved “New & Active” status on the Billboard Country Indicator Chart this week and is only gaining in popularity.
At a time when political divisiveness has never seemed stronger, when arguments over Colin Kaepernick fill the airwaves, and KISS stops their concert to lead the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance, listeners may be finding “We Are America” to be a breath of fresh air.
Mather began penning what would become “We Are America shortly after 9/11. “I was heartbroken,” she recalls. “But all over Los Angeles, you’d see countless American flags flying from cars. Our country was unified – briefly.” Leslie, a self-professed “Army Brat”, admits to feeling a certain level of disappointment when LA Lakers’ flags replaced the stars and stripes just a few short months later. “I think that if people are indifferent we have a problem,” Mather states. “It seems more important than ever that we remember that we are a people united by this country we call home…united we stand; divided we fall. That’s what “We Are America” is all about.”
Leslie Cours Mather’s acclamation of patriotism is more than just fervent flag waving. The single stands to remind us of the values that America stands for, and calls for the listener to remember the unity that was once embraced in the wake of the September 11th attacks. There is genuine passion in Mather’s voice, which transforms cliches into honest appeals, and when the chorus launches into the words of the Pledge of Allegiance it does so with the spirit of bringing ALL Americans together. Indivisibly.
About Leslie Cours Mather
As the daughter of a Lt. Colonel in the Army, Leslie Cours Mather has lived all over the world. She attended Vanderbilt University in Music City and during her time in Tennessee, she enrolled in acting school and worked for Bob Farnsworth at Hummingbird Productions. From there, Leslie moved to L.A., to hone her craft while starting a family. A chance business meeting introduced her to legendary producer/record executive Denny Diante who put her back in Nashville with a “Wrecking Crew” of studio players at Blackbird Studios. The result is the disc, COUNTRIFIED, due for release later this year. With influences ranging from Linda Ronstadt to Martina McBride and Trisha Yearwood, Mather presents a powerful vocal style that is uniquely her own.
“We Are America” shows Mather in a new light. Her previous three MusicRow CountryBreakout™ Chart singles (“That Was The Whiskey,” “Hell Hath No Fury,” “Countrified”) were targeted at Country audiences and more focused on the singer’s sense of fun and showcasing her amazing vocal versatility. Appealing to a broader scope of listeners, the new release takes an unapologetic patriotic stand.
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