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LEE GREENWOOD “GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.” AIRING EXCLUSIVELY ON NEWSMAX DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – As we lead into this Memorial Day weekend and honor those who gave everything for this great nation, NEWSMAX will premiere a one-hour music special ‘Lee Greenwood: God Bless The U.S.A.’ on Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM (ET) with re-airings on Sunday, May 26 at 9 PM (ET) and Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 4 PM (ET).

Music performances will include Big & Rich, Gavin DeGraw, Home Free, Scott Stapp (of Creed), Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, Larry Gatlin w/ Debby BooneTy Herndon w/ Janie Fricke, and, of course, a finale performance of Lee Greenwood singing “God Bless The U.S.A.” with a cast of artists that included Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, John Conlee, Deana Martin, Sam Moore, T. Graham Brown, John Berry, Neal McCoy, Billy Dean, and Rodney Atkins, among others.

Interview segments will be intertwined throughout the performances telling the story of “God Bless The U.S.A.” and his underlying support for our military and veterans.

“I am always honored to help support Veterans wherever I can,” says Greenwood. “I still can’t believe so many of my music friends came to be part of this special taping where we were able to give two homes away to Veterans. It’s even more special to have Newsmax airing this special during the Memorial Day weekend.”

During the taping of this special, two adapted homes were given to deserving veterans through Greenwood’s association with Helping A Hero, a 501(c)3 organization. Those homes were donated by Louis and Patti Breland of Breland Homes in Huntsville, Alabama.

ABOUT LEE GREENWOOD

Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon 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 awards 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 reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly 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. For more information, visit leegreenwood.com.

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