ST. LOUIS — Lee Greenwood is known for writing the song "God Bless the USA," known as one of the most patriotic songs, released in 1984. This week, the singer teamed up with United States Air Force Band to release a brand new cover of the hit.
The Air Force Band released the video this week on Facebook. It also features Home Free and the Singing Sergeants.
The History Of God Bless The USA
"Moving to Nashville, I started doing my National USO tours, it became apparent to me there was something more important than just my career," Greenwood said, "So I wrote 'God Bless the USA' in 1983 in the back of my bus in between Texas and Arkansas to honor those people who have served so much."
"My father joined the Navy right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, I didn't serve in the military, so this is my way of serving if you will," said Greenwood. "The application of my music and a great place where we can raise funds for a charity such as DAV and to me, this is the most greatest opportunity I have ever been given."