Thursday, 19 January 2017

Lee Greenwood to perform during President-Elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Ceremony

Greenwood Also Sang During President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush’s Inauguration Ceremonies
President George W. Bush Appointed Greenwood to Serve on National Council on the Arts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 13, 2017) 

Grammy® winning country music icon Lee Greenwood will perform for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during the "'Make America Great Again!' Welcome Celebration" on January 19th. This will be Greenwood’s fourth presidential inauguration ceremony. Previously, the “God Bless the U.S.A” artist sang during President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush’s ceremonies.

“I’m honored to be part of history again and sing for President-elect Donald Trump. This is a time to overcome challenges in our country and band together. My wife Kim and I are looking forward to the inauguration ceremonies,” Greenwood said.

Greenwood is no stranger to singing for presidents - he also performed in front of five living presidents, including President Jimmy Carter, President Gerald Ford, President Richard Nixon, President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush during the opening ceremonies of the Reagan Library.

President George W. Bush also appointed Greenwood to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts to help the NEA advance its mission to support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation in communities across the country. The National Council on the Arts advises the chairman on agency policies and programs. It reviews and makes recommendations to the chairman on applications for grants, funding guidelines, and leadership initiatives. Greenwood continued serving in that role until the term ended during President Barack Obama’s leadership.

Greenwood, who was recently named one of Billboard's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time, is also a celebrity ambassador for the DAV, (Disabled American Veterans), a non-profit charity that provides support for America’s ill and injured veterans.

 ** UPDATE **:
Lee Greenwood Performs ‘God Bless the USA’ at Trump Inauguration Concert [Watch]. Lee gave one of the highlight performances at a concert to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon (Jan. 19, 2017).

Greenwood entered the stage after a hits-filled set from the Frontmen of Country, which ended with them starting his song before they introduced him to the crowd and joined him in his signature song. See the performance above or at the 54-minute mark in the video below.
The concert at the Lincoln Memorial includes appearances by Toby KeithJon Voight, The Piano GuysDJ Ravidrums3 Doors DownThe Frontmen of Country, military bands, and a fireworks show. 
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Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on "I.O.U," in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award 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 was also No. 1 on the pop charts 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. His latest book release is a children’s book called “Proud To Be An American,” which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and

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