Yung Bleu, Sara Evans, Pastor Mike Jr., and others join the all-star anthem; listen to it here

Yung Bleu, Sara Evans, Pastor Mike Jr., and others join the all-star anthem; listen to it here ...

The task starts with a solo, and others chime in.

Please look at me/Tell me do you see/ that I am so much more/than my history.

Thats the start of "Hope of Alabama," the theme song for the 2022 season. The all-star anthem, officially unveiled on Friday, honors the game's spirit, calls for global unity, and pays tribute to love.

People heed these words, and it's time to make a difference, look at me, look through my eyes, and you'll see that we're all the same.

Hicks,,,,,, and, are vocal vignettes from 1985's 'Hope of Alabama.'

A long-time keyboard player for the Rolling Stones has also contributed to the track.

In this video, listen to "Hope of Alabama" in the video below. It is available to Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer on all platforms.

The World Games are set for July 7-17 in Birmingham. Around 3,600 athletes from over 100 countries are expected to compete in the games over an 11-day period, in sports such as softball, flag football, gymnastics, sumo wrestling, sport climbing, drone racing, and others.

Protective Stadium, Legion Field, Boutwell Auditorium, Railroad Park, and more.

The musicians on the "Hope of Alabama" track are set to perform at the games at Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St. North. The song will be performed at both events, according to organizers.

Nelly, the Alabama band, Yolanda Adams, Sheila E., and Tony will be on the lineup for the ceremonies. Toni! Tone! Bootsy Collins, a Parliament-Funkadelic veteran, space-age bassist, and flamboyant bandleader, will serve as the master of ceremonies.


Two versions of 'Hope of Alabama' are in digital form: a full rendition lasting nearly 6 minutes, and a radio update that closes in at 3:47.

The song was created by, according to the artistic director of the World Games. Panion is a co-writer for "Hope of Alabama," which is teamed with Randy Owen and Owen's daughter, Allison Owen.

"The message of "Hope of Alabama" is a spirit of unity and love to the world, especially in those difficult times. 'Hope of Alabama' is, through its music, represented here by a wide spectrum of artists from the globe of rock, country, R&B, gospel, and hip-hop.

"Although athletes from across the globe descend on Birmingham, Alabama, for the World Games this summer, these Alabamians send them back to their homelands with more than just medals, but with this message: "Hope of Alabama is the hope for all people in the world. Every man can hold on, every woman, boy, and girl. It is the dawn of the new day, when love is what we bring. Ev'rybody sing, sing!

The games are organized with the help of the International Olympic Committee.,, and Cat Reddick Whitehill are the honorary co-chairs of the games.

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