Radio Mans fave with Lee Greenwood


God Bless the USA

Melvin Lee Greenwood[1] (born October 27, 1942)[2] is an American country music singer-songwriter and saxophonist.[3] Active since 1962, he has released more than 20 major-label albums and has charted more than 35 singles on the Billboard country music charts.

Greenwood is known for his patriotic signature song “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which was originally released in the spring of 1984 and a popular song typically played in Republican political rallies. That summer, it was included in a film about President Ronald Reagan, the Republican presidential nominee, that was shown at the 1984 Republican National Convention.[4] “God Bless the U.S.A.” gained prominence during the 1988 United States presidential election campaign, when Greenwood performed the song at the 1988 Republican National Convention and at rallies for the Republican nominee, George H.W. Bush.[5][6] The song was also featured in television advertisements for Bush.[7] It later became popular again during the Gulf War in 1991 and after the September 11, 2001, attacks (becoming his highest charting pop hit, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100), and again during the 2016 and 2020 United States presidential elections as President Donald Trump‘s rally introduction track. He also has charted seven number-ones on the U.S. Hot Country Songs list in his career: “Somebody’s Gonna Love You“, “Going, Going, Gone“, “Dixie Road“, “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)“, “Don’t Underestimate My Love For You“, “Hearts Aren’t Made to Break (They’re Made to Love)“, and “Mornin’ Ride“. His 1983 single “I.O.U.” was also a top-five hit on the adult contemporary charts, and a number 53 on the Hot 100.

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