After 41 years of dedicated hard work we want to acknowledge and celebrate the official retirement of our beloved drummer, Willie Leacox, on July 8, 2014. Willie is the last of the team we put together in the early 70’s to enhance the original acoustic trio, and the memories are boundless! He has been a uniquely superb drummer throughout those many years and his contributions to our recordings and live show speak for themselves. Our rich musical history together includes having shared a lifetime of adventures and experiences in this crazy business of music which will never be forgotten.
So Willie, with love and respect the entire “America” family wish you nothing but the best in the coming years. Our hope is that you will enjoy your retirement and be able to spend more quality time with your family and friends away from the rigors of life on the road, and at the end of the day we’ll all be able to say we left our mark! You will be missed!
America will share the celebration on the Fourth of July with a post-fireworks show featuring its hits, such as "Ventura Highway," "Sister Golden Hair," and "A Horse With No Name."
Posted by: admin on 06/17/2014 04:07 AM
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
America is thrilled to help with this really great charity! Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need. Check out the auction, including other artists participating in the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund like Scott Stapp, Melissa Etheridge, Dirks Bentley and Gordon Lightfoot, and we'll see you backstage!
Posted by: admin on 03/13/2014 06:32 PM
We'll Be Watching March 2, 2014 at 7PM Eastern/4PM Pacific
After three and half decades of sharing his incredible guitar, keyboard and vocal talents with America and our millions of fans worldwide, Michael Woods (Woodz) is announcing his official retirement.
Beginning as a member of the road crew, Woodz effortlessly migrated into the lead guitar spot in America's band, and over the decades has become a loyal, beloved friend, more like family member, sharing countless hours on planes, trains and in automobiles to help bring America's music to the world via touring and recording. His presence and showmanship on stage will remain unique, along with his fashion sense complete with the classic vintage t-shirts!
We love him and wish him all the best. Our gratitude goes out to him for the gift of his time, talent, humor, insight and friendship. Rock On Woodz! See you soon…
The Boys in the Band!
[Photo: Jeff Wirtzfeld]
Posted by: admin on 02/19/2014 12:52 PM
2014 Golden Globe Winners Featuring "Horse With No Name"
These two Golden Globe Winners had one other thing in common: both featured "Horse With No Name" by America quite prominently! Congratulations to these great works, and thank you for making America a part of your art.
Posted by: admin on 01/13/2014 05:13 AM
America "In Their Own Words" on ET
Posted by: admin on 12/03/2013 12:33 AM
Our Friends in the Philippines
We have always had an incredibly special relationship with the people of the Philippines, and are heartbroken over the devastation they are grappling with in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this terrible time. We encourage everyone to help, through the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, or however you can.
Posted by: admin on 11/14/2013 02:49 AM
West Texas Rehab Fund Raiser
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The West Texas Rehabilitation Center will host its annual dinner show Oct. 17, 2013 featuring the band America. The dinner show will be held at the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive.
2013 is Rehab’s 60th anniversary and for each of those years, the center has not turned one child or adult away from services because they did not have insurance or the ability to pay. Fundraisers such as the dinner show help West Texas Rehab help those who need physical or occupational therapy, speech therapy, orthotics prosthetics and many other services available.
Posted by: admin on 10/09/2013 09:42 PM
R. Campbell, W. Leacox, D. Bunnell, G. Beckley, M. Woods
A heartfelt thank you to all our friends who came to shows throughout Italy these past weeks. Arrivederci!
Posted by: admin on 10/05/2013 06:16 PM
Super Hi-Fi AMERICA Limited Edition Re-Released
For the true audiophiles out there, AMERICA is being re-released in Hybrid SACD quality splendor on Amazon. Pre-order yours to be sure they don't run out of this limited numbered edition SACD (plays on regular CD players, too), and help get us back on the charts!
Thanks for all your support for this great cause. We're looking forward to rocking a full house at the Stafford Center Saturday Aug. 10, 2103.
It’s Time to Rock and Roll for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center at Music Fest 2013! This year’s event, features 70’s folk rock band America. Music Fest will be held on Saturday, August 10 at the Stafford Centre at 8 p.m. Remember these songs by America – “Horse With No Name”, “Tin Man” or “Ventura Highway”? In fine Music Fest tradition, America is sure to keep everyone on their feet! All proceeds from the event will benefit the survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault served by the Fort Bend County Women’s Center.