Military band's Adele cover turns into viral hit

Military band's Adele cover turns into viral hit

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By KRISTIN M. HALL
Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - Video of a military band's acoustic cover of Adele's hit song "Rolling in the Deep," has made the band a viral hit with over 1 million views online in less than a month.

The band Sidewinder, all members of the 571st Air Force Band, Air National Guard Band of the Central States based in St. Louis, belted out the soulful rock tune for a group of airmen while traveling in the Middle East performing for troops.

Vocalist Staff Sgt. Angie Johnson, who lives in Nashville when she's not performing, even got an invitation to audition for "The Voice" by host Carson Daly via Twitter after the video was posted online earlier this month.

Band commander and conductor Capt. John R. Arata said by email that they've gotten numerous requests for appearances.

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