My Country's Not For Sale by R.W. Hampton published on 2013/07/17 02:19:02 +0000 The first single from R.W.'s upcoming album, "This Cowboy, My Country". Album release date is January 2014, Order yours now on R.W.'s official website. R.W. Hampton, a 30 year veteran of the Western Americana music world, brings us his first single in three years, “My Country’s Not for Sale”. The song provides a rousing call to action for patriots everywhere to honor the veterans who fought and died to preserve this great nation. Written from the heart, it serves as a reminder that we cannot allow our leaders, regardless of their political persuasion, to remain complacent to the deterioration of our founder’s values, our constitution, and the code of honor that they swore to uphold. As we are faced each day with continuing divisiveness, this song gives a fresh look at coming together and re-visiting what our country was founded on and how hard the battles have been. “My Country’s Not for Sale”, was recorded in Los Angeles with the same producer/engineer team of Gary Bright and Joe Diblasi that created R.W.’s highly acclaimed album Austin to Boston. Once again capitalizing on the LA connections Hampton was able to record with some of the finest studio musicians available today, including noted drummer John F. Robinson whose resume includes such artists as Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Lee Roth, Lionel Richie, Steve Winwood, Barbara Streisand, and John Fogerty among so many others that he is considered “the most recorded drummer in history”. Other players contributing on this track are steel player extraordinaire Jay Dee Maness and guitar virtuoso Cary Park. The song has an alternate extended version featuring USMC Master Gunnery Sargent Franco with a percussive drill team sound and Hampton reading an excerpt from the Gettysburg Address. Hampton offers both a commercial airplay version and the extended version in digital files or as a single CD with a bonus track. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of either track will be donated to Horses for Heroes, an organization whose purpose is to help wounded warriors. Regardless of which version you choose, when listening to “My Country’s Not for Sale” the listener comes away with the power of Hampton’s fluid baritone carrying a message of devotion to the men and women who have fought for America and his sincere desire to bring her back to a place of respect and honor.