Blue Angels inspired anthem written from the heart of a Gulf Breeze native
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WEAR) —
Everyone is 'abuzz' about the Blue Angels and now it seems they may have their own theme song.
It's the thrill of watching the Blue Angels, woven through an anthem with a driving beat.
A showcase for Pensacola's aviation rock stars, from a singer-songwriter who wants to share them with the world.
"You can't describe it, and I always tell everybody you have to be washed in that experience," said recording artist Woody Bradshaw.
Now residing in Nashville, Bradshaw grew up in Gulf Breeze.
When he moved away to build his career he realized the Blues are one-of-a-kind.
"It's just the power of that and the beauty and the meticulous precision that they have to go through, it's amazing," said Bradshaw.
He set out to write a song that would do the Blues justice and promote his hometown.
"But I thought that's really a daunting task, because they're global and they're so powerful, I thought you better write a hit," said Bradshaw.
The inspiration came after the loss of #6 Blue Angel Captain Jeff Kuss.
It happened near Smyrna, Tennessee, not far from where Woody was living in Nashville.
Once everything clicked, the song was finished in three days.
Woody said it's like something outside poured it through him.
"I think there's so much heart, spirit and soul to this anthem that it really does touch you," said Bradshaw.
He believes its the best song he has ever written. There would be a singular satisfaction if this is the one that takes his career to new heights.
"But yeah, I hope to...whatever way I get there I don't know, but I feel like God's got a purpose for me to do bigger things," said Bradshaw.