Billy Joel is featured in the latest tourism ad for New York State.
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the ad today (Wednesday). It features Joel doing a voiceover in which he says, "New York is my home -- there's no place like it in the world. My favorite place is Long Island. It's an endless beach from Long Beach to Montauk to Long Island Sound, with incredible fishing, Teddy Roosevelt's home and the first port in the U.S."
The 30-second spot then switches from all the various places Joel referenced to him singing "New York State of Mind" on stage at Madison Square Garden, where he plans to play a show a month for as long as the demand is there.