Leon Bridges shows his stars and stripes in this performance for a new series on the National Anthem from ESPN and The Undefeated. The Texas soul sensation reinvents “The Star-Spangled Banner” by turning the song into 6/8th time and delivering an emotionally moving rendition.“I felt that the original version is a little bit too straightforward musically,” Bridges told ESPN in an interview. “I felt it was kind of dope to give a little 6/8, groovy feel to it. Something that felt comfortable for me to sing. I felt that the National Anthem needed a little bit of soul.”Check out Leon Bridge’s beautiful recreation below:
Ronald M. Johnson, age 70, of Brookville, Indiana died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio.Born November 10, 1947 in Luling, Texas he was the son of the late Luther & Bryce (Keeney) Johnson. On August 13, 1966 he was united in marriage to the former Clara Jean Taylor, and she preceded him in death on August 19, 2016.Ron was retired having worked for many years at Owens Corning, and later at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. He was a family man and enjoyed working and providing for his family.Survivors include four children, John (Kym) Johnson of Spring, Texas, Pamela Fanestiel of Brookville, Indiana, Steven (Heather) Johnson of Conroe, Texas and Bryan (Joni) Johnson of Brookville, Indiana; six grandchildren, Christine, William, Joshua, Zachary, Natalie and Lucas; three siblings, Linda Dalton of Campwood, Texas, Jimmy Johnson of Conroe, Texas, and Janine Sergeant of Conroe, Texas.In addition to his parents and wife Clara Jean, he was preceded in death by a brother Terry Johnson and a granddaughter, Katelyn Reese Johnson.Family & friends may visit from 4:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Memorial Services will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be directed to the McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital Oncology Department. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Johnson family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmyers.com.