Christopher McGinnis Commemorates 9/11 with his original song!

Christopher McGinnis
Christopher McGinnis

Last February I introduced to this site, a young musical prodigy named Christopher McGinnis. Christopher has been making his mark not only as a outstanding pianist, organist, performer and actor, but as an entertainer and song writer who has written three original Pop tunes, “Dreams Are Made Of”, Time Waits For No One”, and “The War Song an American Hero” which are all available for purchase on I-Tunes and Amazon.

Christopher has been very busy since that first article was published, performing all around the New York area. Christopher, who turns fourteen on the 15th of this month, has already accomplished what many professional musicians who have been in the business for years have not, by  performing Three Times at Madison Square Garden.

While a smaller version of this article appeared in the side bar of this blog previously for a short time, I felt it necessary to give Christopher the recognition he deserved by publishing the extended version here today.

With this Sunday being the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in the United States. I felt that Chris’s song entitled “The War Song an American Hero” was exactly what was needed to commemorate this day.

Recently Christopher performed his original song “THE WAR SONG AN AMERICAN HERO” at the WWII Veterans Concert 2011.

Chris McGinnis Performs
Watch Christopher Perform In This Video

Chris sang and performed his song for some of the US Military’s top brass during this event!

No only does his song fit this weeks memorial theme but it honors every fallen solder who has ever fought for his country.

Thanks you Christopher for this song and for your dedication and desire to share your gift with all of us today!



The town burned down one terrible night.
I grabbed the gun and decided to fight.
I ran down to main, to maple and fourth.
Jimmy and the guys were holding down the fort.

World Trade Center 9/11
World Trade Center On that Tragic Day Ten Years Ago!

I looked down the road and what did I see, my old man lying dead in the street.
I knew I could tell my mom and my friends.
My dad died a hero in the end.

An American Hero is he.
A personal savior for me.
An American Hero has died and is free. (end chorus)

We never back down and we won’t walk away.
Too many lives that must be saved.
We put on this suite, with glory and pride.
And we are not afraid to die.
Brothers and sisters, husbands and wives.
We’re all entwined in the fabric of life.
This is our time , to live and to shine.
And we’ll never leave a comrade behind.


The men and the women who are on the front line.
They pay the price for each one of our lives.
It’s not about money but it’s all about pride and these special souls are not afraid to die.
Brothers and sisters, husbands and wives.
We’re all entwined in the fabric of life.
This is our time to live and to shine and we’ll never leave a comrade behind.

(Chorus repeated twice)

An American Hero has died, an American Hero has died, an American Hero has died and he’s free………….



In addition to this performance Christopher was invited to talk about his song on Hudson Valley Talk Radio where he was interviewed by Morning Radio Host Bruce Owens.  Bruce was kind enough to share that interview with me so I could embed it here for all of you to enjoy!  Thank-you Bruce!


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Chris will also be featured on News12 TV this week where they are doing a special feature story about him. Should this clip become available in the future you can be assured you will find it here or a link to where you can view it!

In addition to these activities, Christopher will also be playing in a big memorial ceremony in NY on Sept 11th. While it has yet to be finalized you may be seeing Christopher performing this year with a band at the Grammy Awards.


Christopher just published his performance of his song at the Memorial Ceremony in New York.  Enjoy and then go to Christopher’s site and leave him comments!

Christopher McGinnis Performs Live
Christopher McGinnis Performs Live in New York 9/11/2011

Congratulations Christopher for being such a fine young man, outstanding patriot, and amazing musical artist!  I’m proud to feature you here today and look forward to the next time I can share your talent with the world!

Be sure to visit Christopher McGinnis on his
Domain Site
and also his
FaceBook Band Page.