Music by Mark Winter
Lyrics by Mark Winter & Ellen Winter
"Be Proud to be in New Jersey" as official NJ State Popular Song
·It is a spirited song with the same type of bouncy melody and catchy lyrics as songs like Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".
·It can easily be performed in a variety of styles, including a slow ballad, march, and popular and even dance.
·"Be Proud to be in New Jersey" is written by professional songwriters who were both born and raised in New Jersey.
·It has a wide appeal bridging the generations and keeping the sound of New Jersey moving into the future, not back to the past.
·It is rousing, inspiring and powerful, enabling it to be performed in parades, sports events, and at school functions.
·The lyrics of "Be Proud To Be In New Jersey" celebrate the beauty and spirit of New Jersey's present and past, and give inspiration for its future.