Lee Greenwood Enlists Big Names for 40 Year Tribute

He'll be joined by a long list of country names next fall.

Written by Chris Parton
Lee Greenwood Enlists Big Names for 40 Year Tribute
Lee Greenwood; Photo courtesy of 2911 Media

“God Bless the U.S.A” hit maker Lee Greenwood has announced plans for a star studded celebration next year, marking his 40 years of music with a tribute concert titled ABC Supply Company Presents Lee Greenwood: An All Star Salute.

Set to feature a long list of friends and fellow country artists, the night of music will take place October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. On the bill so far are Riley GreenMichael W. SmithLee BriceDustin LynchMichael RayJamey JohnsonBig & RichRandy Owen (of Alabama), Home FreeSam MooreTracy Byrd, The Oak Ridge BoysCrystal GayleMark WillsThe Frontmen of Country and more to be announced, as Greenwood looks back over a lifetime of country music.

“With this crazy year we have had to endure, I am really excited to be celebrating in 2021!” Greenwood says. “I have been part of so many of these tribute concert events and they are literally like a family reunion with everyone hanging backstage telling their favorite stories from the road or studio. You know, when you get in the music business you just hope for success. I can’t believe I have actually been having hits for 40 years. I never knew so many of my songs had influenced so many of these great artists that are joining me for this celebration. It’s going to be spectacular, something that Huntsville has never seen before!” 

With seven Number One songs to his credit, Greenwood is most famous for the patriotic anthem, “God Bless the U.S.A.,” which has proven a perennial chart topper, reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard Country Singles chart three different times since it’s 1984 release. Greenwood recently teamed up with vocal group Home Free for a special remake of the red, white and blue hit.

Tickets for ABC Supply Company Presents Lee Greenwood: An All Star Salute will be available for presale from December 9 at 10 a.m. CST until December 10 at 10 p.m. CST, with general public sales beginning December 11 at 10:00 am CST. Visit Ticketmaster.com or the Von Braun Center box office for more ticket info.