We asked some of our favorite musicians for a song that says patriotism from any perspective. What we got back is pretty special. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify below, plus check out the listing of which artists nominated which songs.Enjoy the tunes, and happy 4th of July everybody! Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band): “American Patrol” – Glenn MillerScott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead): “This Land Is Your Land” – Sharon Jones and The Dap-KingsRuss Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band): “Freedom” – Jimi HendrixOliver Wood (Wood Brothers): “Flag Decal” – John PrineDave Watts (The Motet): “Living in America” James BrownDuane Betts: “Back in the U.S.A.” – Chuck BerryMarco Benevento (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead): “Fireworks” – Marco BeneventoTom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Ghost Light): “Monsters/Suicide/America” – SteppenwolfNeal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood/Circles Around The Sun/Hard Working Americans): “Purple Mountain Jamboree” – Hard Working AmericansPaul Barrere (Little Feat): “America The Beautiful” – Ray CharlesJordan Fairless (Spafford): “Wheels” – CAKEAron Magner (The Disco Biscuits): “Freedom 76” – Ween
52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.IT was the sweeping river and Hinterland vistas that made the Baker family fall in love with this Broadbeach Waters home.After living in London for 16 years, Lisa and Charles Baker along with their two children were desperately craving a house that embraced the warm weather and its picturesque surroundings.That fact that it needed a fresh lick of paint and some tender love and care barely registered with the family.“We bought it because of that view,” Mrs Baker said.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.Three years later, they have breathed new life into the five bedroom home.What was once a dated 1980s-style house with an apricot and beige palette has been transformed into the epitome of modern living. “We literally did everything — I think the only thing we didn’t touch was the clothes line,” Mrs Baker said. “All the hours spent on Pinterest, it was worth it.”They chose neutral tones to give it a coastal theme with wood accentuated throughout.“We really wanted everything to be white inside but if we left it with just white, sometimes it can look like a box and there’s no character to it,” Mrs Baker said.The main living and dining area, which has an eco-fireplace, is at the heart of the home.The kitchen with stone breakfast bar and DeLonghi appliances is on the right while a second living area is on the left.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.All three living areas open up onto the covered outdoor entertainment area.There are two bedrooms downstairs and three upstairs, the master of which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to the balcony.Outside, the pool and sun lounging terrace overlook the water and there is a sunken firepit at the rivers edge.Mrs Baker said the outdoor entertainment area was her favourite part of the house, particularly at sunset.“There’s always some action on the river,” she said.Mrs Baker said it had been tough at times, particularly when moving from room to room throughout the renovation, but said it had been a labour of love.“It’s been worth it, it’s been a fun job,” she said. “We’ve just really enjoyed the process.”The family have decided to sell the home so they can pursue another renovation project.The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac close to parks, schools, golf courses and shops.