USA Patriotism! proudly recognizes . . . patriot singer / songwriter, John Ondrasik, for his ongoing support of our troops through his performances and other patriotic efforts.John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and also make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past three albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs.
Ondrasik first came on the scene in 2001 with his Grammy-nominated song "Superman (It's Not Easy),” from the Platinum certified America Town (Aware/Columbia) CD. Already climbing the charts prior to 9/11, "Superman" went on to have a life of his own, becoming a song of healing for the nation.
John joined superstar musicians for the now legendary post 9/11 fundraiser The Concert For New York. In 2004, John recorded the Platinum-certified album, The Battle For Everything, which yielded the massive hit, “100 Years,” a song that has become a part of classic American songbook.
With the most recent album, Two Lights, featuring “World” and “The Riddle,” John continues to craft songs with much of the material drawn from his personal experiences in regards to love, war, culture, family, humanity and mortality. The single “World” is a call-to-action song that proposes the question “What kind of world do you want"?
In addition to his musical accomplishments, John has a made a personal commitment towards causes that are important to him. In mid 2007, Ondrasik launched a unique charity-driven web site, whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com that raises money for various charities when users view video clips provided by visitors to the site.
John Ondrasik performing for troops on a USO tour