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This Is America (Justin Tranchita song)

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"This is America"
Single by Justin Tranchita
from the album American Man
FormatDigital download
LabelFools Parade
Songwriter(s)Steve Messer
Producer(s)Steve Messer

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"This is America" is a song performed by American country western singer Justin Tranchita and written by Steve Messer.[1][2] Written and released in 2015, the single debuted on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists chart on November 21, 2015 at number four,[3] and reached number one on that chart the following week.[4] The song rose to prominence after Presidential hopeful Ben Carson used it as his campaign song for his 2016 election bid.[5] Digg.com called the song one of the worst campaign songs in history.[6] Empty Lighthouse magazine[7] and The Guardian newspaper gave more positive reviews to the song.[8] "This is America" was released as a single in November, 2015 and will also be included in Tranchita's freshman country album American Man in 2016.[citation needed] "This is America" returned to the number one spot again in 2016 after spending ten weeks on the Billboard Emerging chart.[9]


  1. "Justin Tranchita Talks Ben Carson Campaign Theme 'This Is America'". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-12-04.
  2. "Finding ... and reaching the pinnacle within". Bureau County Republican. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  3. "Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists". Billboard. 2018-05-06. Archived from the original on 2016-11-09.
  4. "Billboard Twitter Emerging Artist". Billboard. 2018-05-06. Archived from the original on 2016-01-23.
  5. "This is America". www.bencarson.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  6. "A Brief History Of Terrible Presidential Campaign Songs". digg.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  7. Persaud, Navi (12 November 2015). "Who Is Fancy, Justin Tranchita, GoldLink & MØ Top Billboard's Emerging Artists Chart". emptylighthouse.com. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  8. Lartey, Jamiles. "Ben Carson rapper Aspiring Mogul explains how candidate inspired him". the Guardian. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  9. "Billboard Twitter Emerging Artist". Billboard. 2018-05-06. Archived from the original on 2016-01-16.

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