I Love You, Arizona

Enjoy this unique performance and share what you love most about Arizona.

During this season of thanks, The Phoenix Symphony has found a new way to express its admiration and pride for the great state of Arizona.

The Symphony’s 66 musicians have created a virtual performance of the Rex Allen, Jr. song “I Love You Arizona” — often referred to as “Arizona” and one of the state’s official songs — in partnership with Arizona Highways magazine, accompanied by the musical voice of critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and Phoenix native Dierks Bentley.

The multimedia project highlights the world-class talent of The Phoenix Symphony, the rich and poignant vocals sung by Bentley — a three-time Country Music Association award winner — and the dramatic images provided by Arizona Highways contributors that shine a light on the beauty of the state.

Arizona Highways has a long history of showcasing the natural beauty of our state. Usually, we do that with words and photographs. This collaboration, however, adds an incredible soundtrack to the mix. We’re proud to work with The Phoenix Symphony on this exciting project. And we’re grateful to our photographers, who, in the spirit of solidarity, donated so many beautiful images. I can’t think of better way to tell the ‘Arizona Story’ than a video like this. It’ll be a point of pride for Arizonans around the world.” — Robert Stieve, Editor in Chief

The montage honors the state we love and all call home. As such, people from all over are invited to submit and share what they appreciate and treasure most about Arizona. Please post photos and videos via social media using the hashtag #iloveaz and be sure to tag The Phoenix Symphony (@thephoenixsymphony) and Arizona Highways (@arizonahighways).