Joshua Davis, an MSU College of Arts & Letters graduate, native of Michigan and finalist on the eighth season of NBC’s “The Voice,” has released a recording and music video of his version of Michigan State University’s alma mater, “MSU Shadows.”
“MSU Shadows” was officially adopted as the alma mater for Michigan State on April 21, 1949. It was chosen by student vote after a long effort to identify and obtain a distinctive melody for the university.
The music and lyrics were penned by Bernard “Barney” Traynor, an assistant football coach on staff from 1925–27.
Source : Joshua Davis records version of ‘MSU Shadows’, MSU Today, November 6, 2015.