(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 26, 2011) FUNL Music Country artist Amber Hayes has recorded “Friday Night Fight” to be used as the official theme song for all televised Cox cable high school football games in Oklahoma.
A native of tiny Weleetka, Okla., Hayes co-wrote “Friday Night Fight” with Angela Sullivan and guitarist Bill DiLuigi and appears in the video segments that introduce the televised games each week. The music video was shot during a high school game in Moore, Okla. To view the “Friday Night Fight” video, check the Cox website here for local television air times.
“Growing up in Oklahoma and being a cheerleader in high school, I understand exactly how important football is in these communities and across the whole state,” says Hayes, who currently lives in Nashville. “I still remember the excitement and the adrenaline rush you’d get being out there on the field, so when I got the opportunity to write and record this song, I didn’t think twice about it. I’m really proud to be associated with this Thursday and Friday night tradition in the great state where I grew up.”
I know we all remember where we were September 11, 2001. As we approach the 10 year anniversary, I still have those awful visions of the towers falling, the Pentagon on fire, and lives being lost on live TV. Although, it was one of the most devasting times as Americans, in the days that followed, we also showed the world how strong we really are. The way we stood up as a nation and came together: volunteering our time, joining the military, or simply driving our cars with flags waving from the windows...those are all vivid memories I will never forget! Today, I am so proud of the USA, especially our military for keeping us safe and protected. And, on this weekend, I will be remembering how strong we stood, and about the lives we lost.