Greenwood Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Writing "God Bless The USA"

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Lee Greenwood writing America's most recognizable patriotic song, “God Bless The USA”. Greenwood penned the song in 1983 and it was released by MCA Nashville in 1984 becoming a mainstay year after year at every patriotic holiday party, fireworks display celebration, and military retirement. As part of the 40th-anniversary celebration, Greenwood will be touring throughout North America with several key event announcements to be soon made, however, as part of his final years of touring Greenwood has joined the roster of Action Entertainment Collaborative with Charles Ray and Nick Meinema serving as the co-responsible agents.

“Charles and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing singer, American Treasure, and Patriot as he plots his final years of touring,” says AEC’s Nick Meinema.

“I am really excited to see where my final years of touring take me,” says Lee Greenwood. “I have played every clubhouse, steakhouse, and outhouse and there is nothing more enjoyable than being on stage, for me at least. I have been blessed to travel the world on USO Tours and play fairs, festivals, and theaters. I am looking forward to gracing those stages, once again, on these final years of touring.”

Lee Greenwood On Tour:

June 09 – Bartlesville, Oklahoma – OKM Music Festival

June 10 – Hinton, Oklahoma – Sugar Creek Casino

June 16 – Tysons, Virginia – Capital Hall

June 17 – Westminster, Maryland – Island Green

June 23 – Meridian, Mississippi – MSU Riley Performing Center for the Arts

June 24 – Malvern, Arkansas – Brickfest

June 26 – Orlando, Florida – Rosen Centre

June 30 – Alto, New Mexico – Private

July 01 – Greenville, Texas – Texan Theatre

July 02 – Catoosa, Oklahoma – Hard Rock Tulsa

July 03 – St Joseph, Missouri – Private

July 04 – Big Cedar, Missouri – Bass Pro Shops 4th of July Celebration

July 16 – Geneva, Ohio – Yankies Bar and Grill

July 25 – Cottageville, West Virginia – Jackson Country Youth Fair

August 02 – New Paltz, New York – Ulster County Fair

August 17 – Berrien Springs, Michigan – Berrien County Youth Fair

August 19 & 20th – Traverse City, Michigan – Park Place Hotel and Conference Center/Elks Lodge #323

August 23 – Hiawassee, Georgia – Anderson Music Hall

August 26 – Monroe, North Carolina – Down Centre Theatre

August 31 – Syracuse, New York – New York State Fair

September 22 – Ocean City, Maryland – Roland E. Powell Convention Center

September 24 – Durham, Connecticut – Durham County Fair

September 30 – Batavia, Illinois – Flag Day Charity

October 09 – Perry, Georgia – Perry Fair

October 14 – North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Alabama Theatre

November 04 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Private

Most recently, Greenwood was presented with a plaque signifying his achievement of selling more than 25 million albums worldwide, throughout his 40-year career, by Dustin Lynch and Grand Ole Opry General Manager Dan Rogers.

About Lee Greenwood: 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 many other prestigious awards 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 Hands,” “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 reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly 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. For more information, visit leegreenwood.com.