This item:Ray Charles Sings for America by Ray Charles Audio CD $ . I got this CD for America the Beautiful after hearing it at the end of the Mark Levine . It would take a genius to ease the antagonisms surrounding the national anthem controversy. I know just the man for the job. His name is Ray Charles. America The Beautiful This song is by Ray Charles and appears on the album A Message from the People () and on the album Genius& Friends (). America The Beautiful by Ray Charles song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position. Ray Charles performed America the Beautiful before Game 2 of the World Series Often called "the Genius" during a long career, Ray Charles. Lyrics to 'America The Beautiful' by Ray Charles. Oh beautiful, for heroes proved, / In liberating strife, / Who more than self, our country loved, / And mercy.