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Country 10/09/2018

Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' To Be Featured On NPR's Morning Edition As Part Of Their 'American Anthem' Series

Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' To Be Featured On NPR's Morning Edition As Part Of Their 'American Anthem' Series

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) 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 11 at 5:50 & 7:50 am ET / 6:50 & 8:50 am CT, during NPR's Morning Edition.

"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."

"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."

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.

Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on "I.O.U," in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like "It Turns Me Inside Out," "Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hand," "She's Lyin," "I don't Mind the Thorns if You're the Rose," "Dixie Road," "Somebody's Gonna Love You," "Going Going Gone," "You Got A Good Love Comin," among others. His stand-out hit "God Bless the U.S.A." has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's National Patriot's Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children's book called "Proud To Be An American," which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.






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