Nevada Officially Owns State Song Record

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UPDATE 11/21/2014:
The Nevada 150 Commission has received official verification that Nevada has set the record for the “Most People Singing A State Song at Once” with 45,553 Nevadans participating. You can see a video montage by clicking the link at right.

RecordSetter, a Las Vegas-based company, established and verified the record.

#NevadaSings was made possible through a sponsorship from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.

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RENO, NV - Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki has announced one of the final Sesquicentennial initiatives and invited fellow Nevadans to join him, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the NV 150 Commission for #NevadaSings, a state-wide simultaneous sing along of “Home Means Nevada.”

The goal: Thursday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m., Nevadans are invited to join together to demonstrate their state pride by singing a rendition of “Home Means Nevada” in an attempt to set a record for the most people in an American state to sing their state song at the same time.

“The Nevada family has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to express our Nevada pride by joining together to sing our beautiful state song to set a new world record,” said Gov. Brian Sandoval. “This is our opportunity to show the world that "Home Means Nevada.”

“I am so excited that the conclusion of our year-long Sesquicentennial celebration will end on such a high note – pun intended!” said Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, Nevada 150 Commission Chair. “Consider this a personal challenge – we need to set a Nevada-style record!”

Nevadans are encouraged to participate at offices, schools, homes, parks, and community centers in setting the record by entering video or photo proof of co-workers, classes, friends, or family singing Home Means Nevada. Video or photo proof will then be submitted on www.Nevada150.org for RecordSetter, a Las Vegas-based company, to establish and verify the record.

Participants are being asked to visit Nevada150.org (link at right) for rules and directions on how to sign up and how to upload or mail in your video or photographic proof. The Nevada 150 website also provides lyrics as well as an orchestral version of Home Means Nevada, courtesy of the Reno Philharmonic.

#NevadaSings was made possible through a sponsorship from Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.

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LYRICS:

Way out in the land of the setting sun,
Where the wind blows wild and free,
There’s a lovely spot, just the only one
That means home sweet home to me.
If you follow the old Kit Carson trail,
Until desert meets the hills,
Oh you certainly will agree with me,
It’s the place of a thousand thrills.Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pine.
Out by the Truckee, silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
Here is the land which I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.

Whenever the sun at the close of day,
Colors all the western sky,
Oh my heart returns to the desert grey
And the mountains tow’ring high.
Where the moon beams play in shadowed glen,
With the spotted fawn and doe,
All the live long night until morning light,
Is the loveliest place I know.

Home means Nevada
Home means the hills,
Home means the sage and the pines.
Out by the Truckee’s silvery rills,
Out where the sun always shines,
There is the land that I love the best,
Fairer than all I can see.
Right in the heart of the golden west
Home means Nevada to me.