Get ready to sing! The World Games 2022 (TWG 2022) has revealed its official theme song Hope of Alabama. Featuring many well-known Alabama musicians, read on to learn who’s on the track and to give it a listen.
Behind the song
As TWG 2022 draws near this July and more details are revealed, we can begin visualizing just how epic this world event will be. Now it just got even better with the release of TWG 2022’s official theme song, Hope of Alabama.
Want to know who’s behind the song you’ll have on repeat all summer? The World Games Artistic Director Dr. Henry Panion III produced the song, and he along with Alabama’s Randy Owen and his daughter Allison Owen wrote the lyrics.
“This song is a clarion call for the world when we need it the most—a call for hope and unity. Hope of Alabama is a testament to music’s power to lift humanity to a better place.”Nick Sellers, CEO, TWG 2022
According to TWG 2022, the song also encapsulates “the strength and power of a moment where athletes, teams, coaches, entertainers and fans from all different walks of life and cultures will come together with Birmingham, Alabama’s presentation of the The World Games 2022.”
A star-studded collaboration
What’s especially exciting about Hope of Alabama is that it features youth and adult choirs of TWG 2022 along with some of the state’s most iconic musical stars. Here’s who you’ll hear on the track:
- Randy Owen of the Group Alabama
- Hip-Hop Artist Yung Bleu
- Country stars Sara Evans + Jamey Johnson
- Stellar Awards Gospel Artist of the Year Pastor Mike Jr.
- NBC’s The Voice top contestant Worth the Wait
- Rolling Stones’ keyboardist Chuck Leavell
- American Idol winners Ruben Studdard + Taylor Hicks
- American Idol runner-up Bo Bice
- Motown legend Martha Reeves
- Blind Boys of Alabama
Give the song a listen below.
Tickets on sale now!
The countdown is officially on for The Games and their opening and closing ceremonies.
- When: Thursday, July 7, 8-10PM & Sunday, July 17, 8-10PM
- Where: Protective Stadium | 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Need more reasons to get excited for TWG 2022? From a fantastic musical lineup to a parade of athletes, here are seven reasons you don’t want to miss TWG 2022’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies, July 7 & 17.