Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice marked July 4th by making her music video debut with this classical remix of "Amazing Grace."
The U.S. diplomat appeared in the video with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker to honor "servicemen and servicewomen" or our past and future, she wrote on her Facebook.
In the video Rice and Baker play to an empty church while old videos of soldiers going to war are projected over them.
"It seemed only appropriate to release the video in conjunction with the 4th of July weekend," Rice wrote, "as we recognize the blessings we have in this country and the sacrifices of our servicemen and women for our freedom."
"I know that God gave us this land of Freedom," Oaks commented on Rice's video, "and I am so grateful to those who serve to protect these freedoms!"
The former National Security Advisor, who describes herself as a "Pianist, Golfer, Avid Football Fan" on Facebook, dropped the single in collaboration with "pro-family" lifestyle website FamilyShare.com.
Aside from a handful of performances at state events, this is the first time Rice has exhibited her musical talent since she participated in a piano-flute battle with Alec Baldwin while guest starring as herself (and Jack Donaghy's ex) on 30 Rock in 2011.
Ema O'Connor is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.
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