Lee Greenwood To Perform His Classic Smash Hit 'God Bless the USA' At Donald J. Trump's Inauguration Lee Greenwood To Perform His Classic Smash Hit 'God Bless the USA' At Donald J. Trump's Inauguration
By Martin Hill
January 2, 2017


Legendary Crooner Lee Greenwood will perform his signature smash hit at Donald J. Trump's Inauguration.

MSN reports:

"You don't get this invitation very often." He added, "To say no - I can't imagine the embarrassment she might have later on" for passing it up. He called it a "thrill" to witness the peaceful transition of power, at an event that he said was unique in the world. "You need to support him and all the things he plans to do for America, and not bow down to what is said on social media and gossip. I feel sorry for people who would turn down this invitation."

He said that a few people had sent him comments through his website urging him not to perform, but that paled next to the words of support.
"I live here in a rural community in Nashville and I frequent a lot of local places and people see me as a guy in the neighborhood," he said. "No one comes up to me and says, 'Why are you going? Why are you singing for the president?'"
He said that he plans to sing the hit standard that he wrote, "God Bless the USA."

"I am thrilled to do it," he said. He added that he is being paid for expenses but is receiving no compensation. He is also booked to perform at an event for Pence on Wednesday night. Greenwood previously performed at inaugurations for Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush.

He said he does not know Trump well, but his wife, Kimberly Payne, has worked with him. She is a former Miss Tennessee USA and executive director of Miss Tennessee USA and Miss Tennessee Teen USA. Trump was owner of the Miss Universe Organization, which licenses the network of pageants, up until 2015.
Greenwood said that he was in favor of Trump's election, but did not campaign for him. Trump's campaign team used "God Bless the USA" on the trail, and Greenwood said he "had no trouble with that."

He pointed to criticism of Trump he finds unwarranted. He said that "all the talk that Trump wasn't good to women is a bunch of cr*p," and he cited Trump’s record of hiring women at his businesses.

Here is the original video from 1984. Great song, I still have the vinyl .45 record. :-) Below you can see Greenwood sing the song for Ronald and Nancy Reagan live at the 1988 GOP Convention.

Lee Greenwood God bless the USA 1984 from Brian on Vimeo.

Here Lee Greenwood performs his smash hit live at the Republican National Convention on August 15, 1988 in front of Ronald and Nancy Reagan:

Here is a 1984 - Commercial - Ronald Reagan for President - Lee Greenwood: God Bless the USA

Here is the longer clip which includes the introduction by President Reagan:

August 15, 1988
President Reagan Tribute and Speech Following a lengthy video tribute to his presidency, President Reagan addressed the opening night of the Republican National Convention. He talked about the accomplishments of his administration, criticized the Democratic Congress and praised Vice President George Bush. First lady Nancy Reagan joined him at the podium for applause and a song by Lee Greenwood, “I’m Proud to Be an American.”

Here are the lyrics:

"God Bless The USA"

If tomorrow all the things were gone I'd worked for all my life
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife
I'd thank my lucky stars to be livin' here today
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can't take that away

And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee
Across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea
From Detroit down to Houston and New York to L.A.
Well, there's pride in every American heart
And it's time we stand and say

That I'm proud to be an American
Where at least I know I'm free
And I won't forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA!

LINK: Lee Greenwood Says Performers May Regret Passing on Chance to Perform at Inauguration

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