So cool indeed. This video was debuted tonight at the ADDYS. We’ve seen one effort after another by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and others at trying to come up with a song, a slogan, anything that might capture what makes Oklahoma City special. I’m hoping to get the creative minds behind this video to do a guest blog about the creation of this song and video, and how it might play into our future.
I can’t agree more with this song’s main theme – that we really are a big city with the soul of a small town. Jack Money and I ended our first book, “OKC Second Time Around” with this very same conclusion. And it’s OK that we’re not Dallas, or St. Louis, or Kansas City, or Denver, or Charlotte, or any other “major league city.” We’re Oklahoma City. We’ve got a lot of great momentum underway. But we’re still kind of gritty. It’s a grit that goes back to a gunshot fired on April 22, 1889 when some of the most desperate people in the country all raced in at once with big dreams and hopes of a fresh start. We are perhaps one of the only cities in the world where it started in one day where everybody was equal, where no one was above anybody else. So cool indeed.