Skip to main content. God Bless The U. Lee Greenwood. From the Album American Patriot.
The country singer hasn’t changed the patriotic tune since he released it in 1984
It reached No. The popularity of the song rose sharply after the September 11 attacks and during the invasion of Iraq , and the song was re-released as a single, re-entering the country music charts at No. Greenwood wrote God Bless the U. When I got to that point, we were doing days a year on the road, and we were on our fourth or fifth album on MCA. I called my producer, and I said I have a need to do this.
So we really wanted to make sure we had a virtual performance. It was just a great opportunity for me. Brown explains that Home Free was thrilled to have Greenwood agree to join them for the project. Now we save it for special occasions or if we do a function for veterans or that sort of thing. When we sing this song, everyone in the audience, no matter where we are in this country, everyone stands up. With all the stunning voices on hand to record, there was no need to bring in any instrumentation. And I thought this was cool, because I really could hear the crispness and the treble end of the spectrum, audio-wise. Immediately, it gives you new ideas. You know, what can I sing different here?
I feel pretty awful about that whole thing. It has worked and my children are very protective of their father. I've had friends with spouses that got Fulbrights or grants to study in other countries. There are plenty of marriages between Mormons and non-Mormons. Of course, your parents will care most.