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Encyclopedia > God Bless the USA
“God Bless the USA”
Single by Lee Greenwood
from the album You've Got a Good Love Comin'
Released 1984
Genre Patriotic, Country
Writer(s) Lee Greenwood

"God Bless the USA" is an American patriotic song written by country musician Lee Greenwood. The first Greenwood album it appears on is 1984's You've Got A Good Love Comin'. It reached number 7 on the country charts when originally released in 1984, and was played at the 1984 Republican National Convention with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan in attendance, but the song was first widely heard during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991, as a way of boosting morale. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is an incomplete list. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. ... This is an incomplete list. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. ... This article is about the year. ... The 1984 Republican National Convention convened August 20– 23, 1984 at the Dallas Convention Center in downtown Dallas, Texas, and nominated the incumbent Ronald Reagan of California for President of the United States and incumbent George H. W. Bush of Texas for Vice President. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins on July 6, 1921) is the widow of the former United States President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


A music video was released for this song in 1984, depicting Greenwood as a farmer who loses the family farm. The popularity of the song rose sharply since the September 11, 2001 attacks and during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the song was re-released as a single, re-entering the country music charts at #16. The song could often be heard on the radio after those events, and versions of the song are widely distributed online. A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ...


Kristy Lee Cook performed this song on American Idol (Season 7). The seventh season of American Idol, which began on January 14, 2008, is the current season of the annual reality show and singing competition. ...

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Cultural references

  • Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan has used the song as his entrance music.
  • There was a celebrity all-star tribute, with Kenny G and Michael Bolton among others.
  • Used in a 1984 Reagan/Bush campaign advertisement
  • Bob Rivers did a parody of the song called "Independence Day".
  • The Capitol Steps did a parody of the song called "God Bless My SUV" and another one that mocked conspiracy theories called "God Bless The UFO."
  • Jump5 did a rendition of the song with a slight change in lyrics.
  • Bon Jovi altered the song in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks on the United States, hailing the men and women who died in those attacks.
  • The song is the theme song of the group Camp Adventure that provides summer camp counsellors for the children of US military personnel.
  • The song is played at Marine Corps boot camp during the Emblem Ceremony, where the recruits receive their Eagle, Globe, and Anchor and are finally recognized as Marines.
  • When performed by the Marine Corps Band, the second verse is sometimes replaced with the first verse of the Marines' Hymn, which fits the tempo nearly perfectly.
  • The song is played when Navy recruits complete "Battle Stations" (the final evolution in Basic Training,) receive their Navy ball caps, and are recognized as sailors.
  • The song is featured in the 1999 film 'Three Kings'. Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) is shown singing along during an illicit party celebrating the end of the Gulf War.
  • American comedian David Cross mocks the song during a stand-up comedy routine. He challenges Greenwood to fight "stand up next to" soldiers, by joining the military, as Greenwood suggests he would "gladly" do in the song.
  • During US naturalization ceremonies a video is presented to new citizens that features the song played over patriotic images][1].
  • Herbert sings the song in the Family Guy episode Padre de Familia.

Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... For the WFMU DJ, see Kenneth Goldsmith. ... Michael Bolotin (born February 26, 1953), better known as Michael Bolton, is an American singer-songwriter, known for his soft rock ballads and tenor vocals. ... Bob Rivers is one of the best-known rock and roll radio on air personalities in the northwestern United States, as well as a prolific producer of parody songs. ... The Capitol Steps are a popular American political satire group. ... Jump5 was an American dance-pop/contemporary Christian group. ... Bon Jovi is a hard rock band originating from Sayreville, New Jersey. ... Camp Adventure is a program run by the University of Northern Iowa that sends American college students to American military bases, embassies, and British Military installations throughout the world. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... The United States Marine Band, colloquially known as The Presidents Own, was established by an Act of Congress on July 11, 1798, and is America’s oldest professional musical organization. ... The Marines Hymn is the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. ... Three Kings is a 1999 American film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist in the style of Kellys Heroes. ... For the actor and television game show host, see Mark L. Walberg. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... For other persons named David Cross, see David Cross (disambiguation). ... Herbert is a fictional character in the FOX animated sitcom Family Guy. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Padre de Familia is a season six episode of the FOX animated television series Family Guy. ...

See also

God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ...

Notes

  1. ^ James Ferguson[page # needed]

References

Ferguson, James [6] (31). "11", in Aradhana Sharma: The Anthropology of the State: A Reader (Paperback), Akhil Gupta, 1, Blackwell Readers in Anthropology (in English), Wiley, 424. ISBN 1405114681.  ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Look up Wiley in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


External links

  • Allmusic Entry

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