Ukulele Virtuoso Nails It With Stirring Rendition Of 'America The Beautiful'

Jake Shimabukuro performs the American classic at Garden of the Gods.

It’s a new take on an old classic as ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro marked Independence Day with a simple-yet-stirring rendition of “America the Beautiful.” 

The footage was shot for Reverb at Garden of the Gods, a public park in Colorado.

The music gear website notes that the Colorado landscape was the inspiration for a poem, written in 1893 by Katharine Bates, later set to music by Samuel A. Ward.  

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated the video’s filming location as Pikes Peak. In fact, it was Garden of the Gods.