Preparing To Celebrate College Basketball’s One Shining Moment

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David Barrett
One Shining Moment Photo via Twiiter

By: Julio Olmo

The greatest single-elimination basketball playoffs in the country officially starts March 17th, but the madness really begins around March 15th with Selection Sunday.

The multiple media story lines are going be coming from every angle imaginable and expert advise – requested or not!, is going to flood every media platform known to man and woman, so at this point just enjoy the pure simplicity genius behind College Basketball’s One Shining Moment while you can, before all else overwhelms you.

“The true story of the Michigan State Spartans’ Mateen Cleaves and his One Shining Moment” narrated by CBS Jim Nantz.




The man behind March Madness great theme song…Emmy Award-Winning Composer, David Barrett shares the story of his genius creation, One Shining Moment.



One Shining Moment it’s without any doubt – along with the championship trophy!, now the NCAA Basketball Finals Champion’s Crown.

When the version, sung by the incomparable Luther Vandross, is played in the arena, it seems to push the song’s power to a new height every year.

CBS features its entire coverage of the NCAA Tournament around it, and CBS has done so every year since 1987.

“I wish I could say it was career planning, but it’s not. It just worked out that way and I’m grateful,” David Barrett.


Mr. Barrett is a supporter and was gracious enough to do an interview with Nuts And Bolts Sports back in 2017.

“Mr. Barrett, you made my year! Thank you for replying to my questions”, NBS


Q&A with the composer of One Shining Moment, David Barrett


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