Magazine article National Parks

The Soundtrack

Magazine article National Parks

The Soundtrack

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NPCA teams up with The National Parks-the bandto share some music and raise money for park protection.

It started with a film in need of a soundtrack.

Amy Marquis, former associate editor for this very magazine, was working on a short film that would launch a series dubbed the National Park Experience, when she stumbled upon the work of a band called, yes, that's right-The National Parks. She reached out to Brady Parks and his bandmates (all students at Brigham Young University in Utah), to see if they would write and produce a song to accompany "Love in the Tetons." The result is "As We Ran," a catchy folkrock song that conjures visions of a road trip-the perfect accompaniment to the story of a Latina couple who fell in love with the Tetons and tied the knot there.

"As a kid, I remember going to the Grand Canyon and Rocky Mountain National Parks-growing up my family just loved camping, whether in a national park or another wilderness area," says Parks. "So when the National Park Experience first approached us, we were thrilled with the idea of attaching our music to the national parks in some way. …

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