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Purchase and enjoy The NEW FLORIDA STATE SONG “I Am Florida” 

The Florida State Senate in 2013 recognized the New Florida State Song.

The “New Florida State Song” is co-written and sung by Walter “Clyde” Orange, Grammy Award Winner and vocalist of the world famous musical group “The Commodores”, who have sold over 40 million records.


Walter “Clyde” Orange has been a lifetime resident of Florida, where he lives with Carla, his wife, and raised their children. Their children were educated in the State of Florida. Clyde was committed to developing a Florida State Song, which was strictly about the beauty of this state and the delight of living in Florida.

Click here to see and listen to the first verse of the new Florida State Song, which has beautiful pictures of Florida and emotional lyrics.

The poem “I Am Florida” written by Allen Autry, Sr., illustrates the reasons that millions of men and women, families and retired residents have made the beautiful state of Florida their home. Also, contained in the poem are the major historical events which have contributed to the growth of Florida. The original Florida Poem, “I Am Florida”, was unanimously endorsed by Governor Crist and the Florida State Cabinet on October 12, 2010.

 

FLORIDA ELECTED OFFICERS: Remarks on the new Florida State Song “I Am Florida”




I Am Florida” was approved in 2013 as the new Florida State Song, based upon the Florida Poem, which is also named “I am Florida”.  The poem was written by Allen Autry, Sr.  The new State Song describes why Florida is our beloved home state.  

I suggest that Florida organizations including businesses, charities, churches, schools and organizations check into the wholesale purchase of the new State Song for use with their customers, employees and friends. 


- Tom Gallagher, State CFO and Insurance Commissioner (Retired)


Part of the Florida Senate Resolution, May 2nd 2013:


Autry’s poem “I Am Florida” reflects Clyde Orange’s deep love and affection for his birthplace and home and so he composed the ballad, “I Am Florida” to lovingly reflect the beauty and history of this great state.

The ballad “I Am Florida” illustrates the reasons that millions of men and women, families and retired persons have made the state their home and references historical milestones that have contributed to the growth of this state.

“I Am Florida” is deserving of recognition as a great song honoring this state, NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida, that we recognize the ballad “I am Florida” written by Walter “Clyde” Orange.


- Don Gaetz, President of Florida State Senate

 

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