Lee Greenwood headed to New York City in time for Fourth of July

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All-American concert series on July 3

By Kirt Webster

Former Pigeon Forge resident Lee Greenwood is on his way to New York City in support of his new book, “Proud To Be An American.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, his iconic hit “God Bless The U.S.A,” is the only song in history to top the country singles charts three times after major national events (1991, 2001, 2003) and the pop chart after 9/11. Not to mention, the song is so powerful, it is now part of the film for Homeland Security that is shown when swearing in new citizens to the United States. The song’s ability to capture the emotions of patriotic Americans across the country and beyond, is unmatched, and that’s why it is still as popular today as it was when it was written in 1983. Just in time for Independence Day, the multi-No. 1 anthem’s songwriter and hit maker, Lee Greenwood, will visit New York City June 30 through July 3 in support of his Amazon No.1 best-selling children’s book, Proud To Be An American.

The son of a World War II veteran, Greenwood knows firsthand what it’s like to have loved ones fighting for the freedom of all Americans. In honor of that, he has penned the new book, Proud To Be An American, in the words of his iconic anthem, “God Bless The U.S.A.,” with the hope of instilling the same sense of pride and American patriotism he feels in the hearts of our nation’s youth. Along with the lyrics and a free download for a never-before-heard rerecord of “God Bless The U.S.A,” Proud To Be An American features colorful illustrations by Amanda Sekulow that paint the portrait of scenic farmland and cityscapes throughout the country, American soldiers, and even Arlington Cemetery.

Released by Clovercroft Publishing, Proud To Be An American is currently available for purchase online at LeeGreenwood.com, Amazon and in various bookstores nationwide including Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Christian Family Stores and others.

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