Country Music Industry Helps "Save America's Eagles"
The country music industry has always been generous to the American Eagle Foundation (AEF) in contributing time, talent and money. In February of 1995 that generosity was extraordinary. Nashville opened its doors and hearts to help produce a "Save The Eagle" theme song recording and music video for the AEF that aids the preservation of our National Symbol, the Bald Eagle.
Some of the country music stars that participated were Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Tanya Tucker, Deana Carter, Terri Clark, William Lee Golden, Johnny Lee, The Four Guys, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Bryan Austin, Robert Ellis Oral, Joy Lynn White, Deborah Allen and James Rogers.
The resulting audio recording and music video debuted on the June 20th edition of The Nashville Network's Music City Tonight TV show, hosted by Crook and Chase. The entire show that night was dedicated to the Bald Eagle and its protection. That same summer, the song and video also aired on country music television and radio stations throughout the U.S.A. Funds raised from the sale and broadcast of the "Save The Eagle" audio recording and music video are placed in an AEF endowment fund for support of state, federal and private eagle restoration and protection efforts.
The "Save the Eagle" song was composed by entertainer/songwriter James Rogers at the request of AEF Founder Al Cecere. James, an AEF board member and resident performing star at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, donated 100% of the song copyright and proceeds from CD and music video sales to the AEF. Al Cecere traveled to Nashville in January of 1995, and rallied the donated support and participation of numerous recording artists, technicians, attorneys, record labels, production companies and other record industry leaders to produce the audio recording and music video. The "Save The Eagle" CD and video can both be purchased to assist the AEF and the eagle protection cause. (See American Eagle Gifts page or call 1-800-2EAGLES)
Other country music artists, such as Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Ricky Skaggs, Clink Black, Garth Brooks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lari White, Radney Foster and Marty Stuart and many others have supported the AEF by participating in the production of "Save The Eagle" Public Service Announcements for radio and television. These PSAs have aired on Country Music Television, The Nashville Network, Discovery Channel's "Animal Planet", Armed Forces Radio/TV, and country music radio stations across the U.S.A.
Words to Save the Eagle
Lee Greenwood God in all His wisdom made a world unto His name Then He filled it with His creatures great and small
Ricky Skaggs Then He linked them all together like the pieces of a chain As the secret of survival for them all. Joy Lynn White Before the chain is broken forever We gotta keep...keep the world together
James Rogers We gotta save (save) save (save) the eagle Symbol of the feeling we call free
Deana Carter & James Rogers We gotta keep the dreams alive Keep them flying highhhhhhh
Bryan Austin Save the eagle Save part of you and me
Lee Greenwood He has been an inspiration As we've seen him in the air Majestically...a hero in our eyes
Deborah Allen & Tanya Tucker We've looked to him so many times In so many different ways And now he's looking back for life.
Joy Lynn White Before the chain is broken forever We gotta keep...keep the world together
Tanya Tucker We gotta save (save) save (save) the eagle Symbol of the feeling we call free
Bryan Austin & Joy Lynn White We gotta keep the dreams alive Keep them flying highhhhhhh
Ricky Lynn Gregg Save the eagle Save part of you and me
Repeat Chorus Ricky Lynn Gregg & James Rogers We gotta save (save) save (save) the eagle
Symbol of the feeling we call free
James Rogers & Ricky Lynn Gregg We gotta keep the dreams alive
Keep them flying highhhhhhh
Terri Clark & James Rogers Save the eagle
Save part of you and me.
Lyrics & Music
composed by: James Rogers
Song composition donated to: American Eagle Foundation (A.E.F.)
"Save The Eagle" is an exclusive registered trademark of the American Eagle Foundation