Multi-platinum country star and true American Patriot, Lee Greenwood, offers his personal insights into America’s challenges and her future in his inspiring new book, “Does God Still Bless the U.S.A.? A Plea for a Better America” set for publication May 14, 2012.
“This is the first time I’ve put pen to paper, and I’m very proud of our work,” commented Greenwood who co-wrote his book with biblical scholar, Rita Tate. “This publication is a request for unity. It took us a year to write, and I hope that it awakens this country’s sleeping patriots.”
Glowing endorsements for “Does God Still Bless the U.S.A.? A Plea for a Better America,” include President George W. Bush, Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith, Sean Hannity, Chuck Norris, and others. President George W. Bush commented, “Barbara and I are very happy that you have written a book issuing ‘A Plea for a Better America.’ Who Better! You are an American icon, known and loved not only for the joy your music brought to millions, but for your love of country and your unwavering support for our men and women in uniform.”
A dedicated supporter of the U.S. military, Greenwood calls for citizens to embrace an authentic patriotism, and return to faith and the founding principles that have proven to be the strength of our civilization in his new book. Throughout the publication, Greenwood raises thought-provoking questions and asks us all to consider our part in maintaining our ‘sweet land of liberty’ for future generations.
Few artists have ever written a song that has become more a part of America’s cultural landscape than Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” “God Bless the U.S.A” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, taking the top honor over “God Bless America” and the “National Anthem,” but it is only one of the many hits that have propelled Greenwood’s successful career. With his distinctive voice, insightful songwriting and unparalleled showmanship, Greenwood has been captivating audiences for decades.
This June, Greenwood will also release a new seven-track EP entitled, “I Want to Be in Your World,” which will include the original track, “Here Comes Love, There Goes My Heart,” as well as a cover of the popular Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad, “You Can Let Go Know.”
A Presidential Appointee serving on The National Endowment for the Arts Council, Greenwood was honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Greenwood is also a national spokesperson for Operation Never Forgotten (ONF), an all-volunteer national non-profit communications service that connects military and civilian worlds through non-partisan public service announcements (PSAs). He has also entertained the troops on more than 30 USO tours over the years.