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Lee Greenwood
Lee Greenwood performing in his trademark Stars and Stripes jacket.
Lee Greenwood performing in his trademark Stars and Stripes jacket.
Background information
Birth name Lee Greenwood
Born October 27, 1942 (1942-10-27) (age 65)
Origin South Gate, California, USA
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1982-present
Label(s) MCA, Capitol, Liberty, Curb
Associated acts Eddie Rabbitt
Crystal Gayle
Kenny Rogers
Website www.leegreenwood.com

Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country pop singer and songwriter. He is best known for a string of Countrypolitan hits throughout the 1980s, as well as for his hit "God Bless the USA". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (857x1200, 688 KB) Subject: Lee Greenwood Source page url: http://www. ... Union Jack. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of South Gate in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1923-01-20 [2] Government  - Mayor Bill De Witt [1] Area  - City  7. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ... Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... Curb Records is a country record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. ... Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a country music singer. ... (UTC) Crystal Gayle (born January 8, 1951) is an American country singer best known for a series of country-pop crossover hits in the late 70s and early 80s, including the Grammy Award-winning, Dont It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. ... Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of South Gate in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1923-01-20 [2] Government  - Mayor Bill De Witt [1] Area  - City  7. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The Nashville sound in country music arose during the 1950s in the United States. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... God Bless the USA is an American patriotic song written by country musician Lee Greenwood. ...

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Early life

After the separation of his parents, Lee grew up in Sacramento on the poultry farm of his grandparents. At the age of seven, he began playing the saxophone, and at the age of nine became a member of a dance ensemble. In 1969, he joined the Chester Smith Band and had his first television appearance. A short time later, he worked with the country musician Del Reeves. Sacramento redirects here. ... Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Del Reeves (born July 14, 1933) is a country singer, best known for his girl-watching novelty-type songs of the 1960s. ...


He founded his first band, Apollo, in 1962. The band, which changed its name later to Lee Greenwood Affair, played mostly pop music and appeared mostly in casinos in Las Vegas. A few records were recorded in Los Angeles with the Paramount label. After the band broke up in the 1970s, Greenwood moved back to Las Vegas, where he worked as a black jack dealer during the day, and as a singer at night. Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... Gamble redirects here. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Paramount Records was a record label started in 1969 by Paramount Pictures (then a unit of Gulf+Western) after acquiring the rights to the name from George H. Buck. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Career

In 1979, he was discovered in Reno, Nevada by Larry McFaden, the bandleader and bassist of Mel Tillis. After making some demo tapes, Greenwood was signed in 1981 by the Nashville-based MCA label, and McFaden became his manager. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Reno redirects here. ... A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Country Music Singer. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Nashville redirects here. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ...


The first single, "It Turns Me Inside Out", made it to a spot in the top 20 of the country charts. Greenwood had written this song for Kenny Rogers, but Rogers turned it down due to the sheer volume of songs he had been offered at the time. "Ring On Her Finger and Time on her Hands" landed him in the country top 10. Kenneth Ray[2] Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ...


He is best known for writing and recording the patriotic song "God Bless the USA" in the early 1980s. "God Bless the USA" gained renewed popularity following the launch of Operation: Desert Storm in 1991, and again, ten years later, following the September 11, 2001 attacks; in fact, the song even re-entered the Top 20 of the country charts in late 2001. Since then, Greenwood has played at many public events and commemorations of the attacks. He supports the United States Republican Party. God Bless the USA is an American patriotic song written by country musician Lee Greenwood. ... ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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 year. ... GOP redirects here. ...


Theater

In 1995, Greenwood took a break from his touring schedule to spend time with his wife and newborn son. In his time off, he elected to build a theater in Sevierville, Tennessee, and in April 1996, the "Lee Greenwood Theater" opened its doors. This gave Greenwood the opportunity to still perform daily shows, in addition to being with his family. The theater operated for five seasons, and closed for Greenwood to continue touring. The theater was not located in the heavily entertainment and tourist oriented areas of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Gatlinburg, Tennessee which was contributed to the theater closing. The former theater building is now host to a church. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Sevierville (pronounced ) is a city in and the county seatGR6 of Sevier County , Tennessee, United States of America. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Pigeon Forge is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. ... Gatlinburg is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee, with a total population of 3,828, as of the 2000 U.S. census. ...


Discography

Singles

Year Title US Country US Hot 100 US AC Album
1981 "It Turns Me Inside Out" 17 - - Inside Out
1982 "Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands" 5 - - Inside Out
1982 "She's Lying" 7 - - Inside Out
1982 "Ain't No Trick (It Takes Magic)" 7 - - Inside Out
1983 "I.O.U" 6 53 4 Somebody's Gonna Love You
1983 "Somebody's Gonna Love You" 1 96 - Somebody's Gonna Love You
1983 "Going, Going, Gone" 1 - - Somebody's Gonna Love You
1984 "Fool's Gold" 3 - - You've Got A Good Love Comin'
1984 "God Bless the USA" 7 - 26 You've Got A Good Love Comin'
1984 "You've Got a Good Love Comin'" 9 - - You've Got A Good Love Comin'
1985 "Dixie Road" 1 - - Greatest Hits
1985 "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)" 1 - - Streamline
1986 "Don't Underestimate My Love For You" 1 - - Streamline
1986 "Hearts Aren't Made to Break (They're Made to Love)" 1 - - Streamline
1986 "Didn't We" 10 - - Love Will Find Its Way To You
1986 "Mornin' Ride" 1 - - Love Will Find Its Way To You
1987 "Someone" 5 - - If There's Any Justice
1987 "If There's Any Justice" 9 - - If There's Any Justice
1987 "Touch and Go Crazy" 5 - - If There's Any Justice
1988 "I Still Believe" 12 - - This Is My Country
1988 "You Can't Fall In Love When You're Cryin'" 20 - - This Is My Country
1989 "I'll Be Lovin' You" 16 - - This Is My Country
1989 "I Love the Way He Left You" 43 - - If Only For One Night
1989 "I Go Crazy" 55 - - If Only For One Night
1990 "Holdin' a Good Hand" 2 - - Holdin' a Good Hand
1990 "We've Got It Made" 14 - - Holdin' a Good Hand
1991 "Just Like Me" 52 - - Holdin' a Good Hand
1991 "Hopelessly Yours (with Suzy Bogguss)" 12 - - A Perfect 10
1992 "If You'll Let This Fool Back In" 58 - - The Best of Lee Greenwood
1992 "Before I'm Ever Over You" 73 - - The Best of Lee Greenwood
2001 "God Bless the USA" (re-release) 16 16 12 God Bless the USA: The Best of Lee Greenwood

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Albums

Year Album RIAA Certification US Country Billboard Top 200
1982 Inside Out Gold 63 -
1983 Somebody's Gonna Love You Gold 3 73
1984 You've Got a Good Love Comin' Gold 6 195
1985 Greatest Hits Platinum 4 163
1985 Streamline - 1 -
1985 Christmas to Christmas - 29 -
1986 Love Will Find Its Way to You - 1 -
1987 If There's Any Justice - 38 -
1988 Greatest Hits, Volume 2 - 27 -
1988 This Is My Country - 25 -
1989 If Only for One Night - 66 -
1990 Holdin' a Good Hand - 69 -
1991 A Perfect 10 - 38 -
1992 American Patriot Platinum 68 -
1993 The Best of Lee Greenwood - - -
1998 Wounded Heart - - -
2000 Same River Different Bridge - - -
2000 Good Old Country - 66 -
2000 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - 35 -
2000 God Bless the USA: The Best of Lee Greenwood - - -
2004 MCA Definitive Collection - - -

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References

  • Wood, Gerry (1998). "Lee Greenwood". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 212-3.

External links

  • Official website

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