An American Song from the Heartland

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

A song that reaches across all boundaries and brings people together all for America.

Randy Wills, from Topeka, composed "America This is Our Moment" in two weeks after being inspired by Senator Barack Obama's "America This is Our Moment" speech.

"I was watching a speech, america this is our moment speech by Barack Obama at the time. I was moved by his passion. I started jotting down thoughts. Lends itself well to music..started writing..I was listening to him and within the next few minutes had alot of it done and interestingly enough went to the piano and heard that melody in my head," says Randy Wills, writer and producer.

He says there have been a few times in his life where the melody just appears to him and this was one of those times. After writing, producing and creating the orchestrations to "America This is Our Moment" it was time to find the voice and he found it in 18 year old Anthony DeLallo.

"Randy, called me up...said he had written a patriotic song and asked me to sing it...I said sure," says Anthony DeLallo, who has signed a record deal with an international company.

Randy says, "It's a combination of the speech, my feelings about our country and about the political system and our world relations waying on me and moving me for many months. Now all that came together and poured out."

Take a listen and enjoy!


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