Lee Greenwood, the man behind the famous hymn, “God Bless the U.S.A.” is in a new special on Fox Nation.
The fresh Fox News special with Greenwood will feature friends, family, and fellow artists who looked into the iconic careers of patriotic American artists.
The Best of the Best …I feel the same way every time I hear this song …♥️🇺🇸
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Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt: Every lyric of the “God Bless the U.S.A” is so powerful
Lee Greenwood, who wrote the famous hymn, performed the song on Monday ahead of the release of the new Fox News special.
During his appearance, Greenwood said that there would be a lot of interviews that came before he wrote the song “God Bless the U.S.A.” and the following years.
The song was first released in 1984. In that same year, “God Bless the U.S.A.” reached seven spots in Billboard chart on that same year.
The song was even played at the Republican National Convention back in 1984 with former President Ronald Reagan in attendance. During national tragedy or strife, Greenwood’s song is also played, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11 and the Gulf War.
Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt described to Greenwood how every single lyric of the song is so powerful if you really listen to it.
Greenwood echoed the same message; he said that the song provides a message to Americans who feel that the United States is divided. Greenwood explained that the American people have to come together and be united.
The singer and songwriter also noted that people would often tell him that the country is more divided now than they could ever imagine. He would often answer that the people can get through this challenge; Greenwood also believes that the year 2020 was just a different attack on the country.
Greenwood: you need to believe there is someone bigger than you, and for him, it is “Jesus Christ and God”
Greenwood also talked about how his father joined the military after the bombing of Pearl Harbor; God Bless the USA, therefore, served as a tribute for the brave American troops who fought for the country’s freedom.
The singer and songwriter also mentioned his Christian faith and his love for God, which evolved over time. He said that he doesn’t think that his grandparents were super religious. However, Greenwood’s grandparents did recognize that when he was young, he was “pretty wild.”
Ultimately, the songwriter’s grandparents needed to ensure he had something that would ground him.
“I believe that America needs faith. Our immigrants didn’t come here to escape religion. They came here to escape persecution. You just need to believe in something that is bigger than you, and for me it’s Jesus Christ and God…"https://t.co/5bictAAlO8 pic.twitter.com/AuV53kY34z
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He added that he believes the United States needs faith. Greenwood said the immigrants who traveled all the way to America from England and did not come merely to escape religion; they traveled to free themselves from persecution.
Greenwood also added that you just need to believe that there is someone who is bigger than you, and for him, it is God.