Since 2011, the heavy hitting patriotic band Madison Rising has stapled patriotism in music venues across the country. The band is led and founded by Air Force veteran Rio Hiett. They have opened for legends in rock and country artists such as Aerosmith and Toby Keith.
Hailing from outside New York City, the band claimed it’s name from a street in Hoboken, NJ and appreciated the connection to the former president. The band’s origins revolved around the resentment of the infamous Occupy Wall street protests of NYC. Some time later, the band found attention in their “The Star Spangled Banner” cover, which has garnered over 500,000 streams on Spotify. The band has recorded three albums, with the rereleased version of “Battered Not Broken” released earlier this year.
Madison Rising is also known for their other covers. They have released singles of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”, Irvin Berlin’s “God Bless America”, and Samual A. Ward’s “America The Beautiful”.
Madison Rising has collaborated with numerous veterans organizations in giving back to the community. Madison Rising started a partnership with The Young Marines in 2015. Additionally, the band performed at the inaugural Vets Rock expo at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.