Lee Greenwood

The Lyric welcomes award-winning country music star Lee Greenwood to the stage this season. Best known for his signature song “God Bless the USA,” Greenwood has released more than twenty major-label albums over his long and impressive career. Winner of multiple Male Vocalist of the Year awards, Lee Greenwood has built a reputation as one of the most successful country music artists of all time. This season at The Lyric Theatre, Greenwood will perform hits such as “Somebody’s Gonna Love You” and “Going Going Gone.”

Born in Los Angeles, Lee Greenwood began singing at the age of 7, performing in his local church choir. In 1962, the vocalist and instrumentalist founded his first band, The Apollos. Performing in Las Vegas casinos to great acclaim, Greenwood was quickly discovered by Larry McFaden, the bandleader of Mel Tillis. By 1981, Lee Greenwood had signed with the major recording label MCA, jumpstarting his career. The country music artist recorded “God Bless the USA,” the song that would define his career, in 1984. Although popular when it was first released, the song became a patriotic anthem for Americans everywhere following the attacks on 9/11. The classic has reached the top five spot on the Billboard country singles chart three times since 1991, becoming the only song in any genre of music to do so.

Greenwood’s latest EP, I Want to be in Your World features three of the musician’s original creations, as well as some inspired covers, notably Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins’ “You Can Let it Go Now.” In addition to performing the vocals for each piece, Lee Greenwood also plays the saxophone in his latest release. For his performance at The Lyric Theatre, Lee Greenwood will perform “God Bless the USA” as well as many of his wildly popular country rock singles, including “Dixie Road” and “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)” among others.