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Let the Eagle Soar

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Published  February 23, 2002
Recorded  February 23, 2002
Writer(s)  John Ashcroft
Released  February 23, 2002
Length  5:00
Composer(s)  John Ashcroft

"Let the Eagle Soar" is a song written by former Missouri Senator and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, who is seen singing the song at a Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary function on February 23, 2002. The song was sung during President of the United States George W. Bush's second inauguration in January 2005 by Guy Hovis, a vocalist from the 1970s variety program The Lawrence Welk Show.

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On July 4, 2011 Angela McKenzie, a singer and radio personality of the syndicated program Initiative Radio with Angela McKenzie, quietly released a contemporary Country music version of the song as a digital download with the official approval and blessing of John Ashcroft.

Background

John Ashcroft sang in The Singing Senators, a group of U.S. Senators who sang as a barbershop quartet.

In popular culture

  • "Let the Eagle Soar" was sung by lil' John Ashcroft on an episode of Lil' Bush.
  • It has also been frequently mocked on late-night comedy shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and the Late Show with David Letterman.
  • It is part of Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
  • It was used in the 2015 film The Big Short.
  • References

    Let the Eagle Soar Wikipedia


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