Grammy-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood, along with his iconic and patriotic hit song “God Bless the USA,” will be featured on the latest edition of NPR’s American Anthem series. Greenwood’s interview with NPR’s Don Gonyea will air on Tuesday, September 11th at 5:50 & 7:50 am ET / 6:50 & 8:50 am CT, during NPR’s Morning Edition.
As I stated in my song, ‘God Bless the USA,’ ‘There ain’t no doubt I love this land.’ My love of the land came from being raised on a farm in California and singing for USO shows while I was still in high school,” Greenwood said in a recent statement on the song’s origin. “I’m honored this song is still being shared today, and more importantly, being recognized as a song which unites, because that is exactly the reason why I wrote it.”
“God Bless the USA” is one of fifty songs that were chosen by NPR to be featured in their American Anthems series. The series focuses on the stories behind the songs, and how they “Challenge, Unite and Celebrates” our American cultural experience throughout history. Making it’s debut on July 4, the series has featured a variety of artists and songs which span the genre gamut; including Madonna’s “Like A Virgin,” The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone,” Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas’ “Dancing In The Streets,” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Lee Greenwood On Tour:
SEP 15 Beachaven Vineyards & Winery / Clarksville, Tenn.
SEP 18 Ashland County Fair / Ashland, Ohio
SEP 21 River Road Ice House / New Braunfels, Texas
SEP 22 Strand Theater / Shreveport, La.
OCT 11 Ruidoso Downs Race Track / Ruidoso Downs, N.M.
OCT 12 Cendera Event Center / Ft. Worth, Texas
OCT 13 Sheraton DWF Hotel / Irving, Texas
OCT 19 WVA Creative Arts Center / Morgantown, W.Va.
OCT 20 Charleston Civic Center / Charleston, W.Va.
OCT 27 Neewollah Festival – Memorial Hall / Independence, Kan.
OCT 28 Texas Theater / Greenville, Texas
NOV 07 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
NOV 08 Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino / Laughlin, Nev.
NOV 12 TBA / Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
NOV 17 Belterra Casino Resort / Florence, Ind.
DEC 05 Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater / Branson, Mo.
DEC 07 Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts / Fairfield, Iowa
DEC 21 Shooting Star Casino / Mahnomen, Minn.
For a complete tour schedule, click here.
For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.com.