Music has always been a part of Lee Greenwood’s life. He started playing the piano when he was seven and the
saxophone at 12. With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles to his credit, choosing songs proved to be a success for Greenwood.
His country hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time On Her Hands”, ”She’s Lying”,
“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”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride” while he already garnered several
crossover hits such as “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”.
Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of
Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association in 1983 &
1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”. The CMA also named “God Bless
The U.S.A.” its Song of the Year in 1985.
“God Bless the USA” went far beyond what Greenwood expected when he wrote it in the back of his tour bus
in 1983. The song 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 #1 on the
pop charts after 9/11/01. In addition, CBS News voted “God Bless The U.S.A.” the most recognizable patriotic
song in America.