“Well, it’s no coincidence that it’s being released before Fourth of July,” she said on “Good Morning America” on Friday (June 28). “I just, I’m proud [and] I know it sounds really cheesy, but I’m proud to be an American. And I’m really proud of my country and how far we’ve come.”
(Earlier this week, Lovato showed her support for the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned two laws restricting the rights of same-sex couples. On Wednesday it was ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 were unconstitutional.)
Lovato performed the new track during Friday’s appearance on “GMA.” Of her latest single, she added, “It’s a great love song. It’s basically about falling in love in the best country ever.”
Demi co-directed the music video for “Made In the USA” and confirmed earlier this week it will be released sometime in July. She will also get into the Fourth of July spirit next Thursday when she performs at VH1′s Philly 4th of July Jam along with the Roots and John Mayer.
This was Demi’s second appearance on “GMA” this week. On Thursday she opened up about her father, who died last weekend, noting that “it’s difficult” handling the loss. She also announced that she’d be starting the Lovato Treatment Scholarship, launched in conjunction with CAST Recovery. It will cover treatment expenses for those struggling with mental health or addiction issues, one person at a time.