Since the start of his music career, GRAMMY-winning country music star Lee Greenwood has released more than twenty major-label albums, celebrated seven No. 1 hit songs and captivated a nation for over three decades with his iconic stars and stripes embellished anthem, “God Bless The U.S.A.” Today, he announces his plans to embark on a national tour this summer, spanning the country from sea to shining sea.
Beginning May 17 in Vermilion, Ohio, Greenwood will kick off a season full of headlining performances infused with both patriotic vigor and sheer musical ingenuity. Critics have long heralded his smoky, soulful voice and praised his diverse musical talent at live shows, which he showcases all the way from the microphone, to the keyboard, to the saxophone. He’ll appear at a variety of venues including fairs, festivals, theaters and casinos, as well as major events across the nation including: the Coca Cola 600 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Harrah’s Casino in Biloxi, Miss., The Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Fla., and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in our nation’s capitol. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visitwww.leegreenwood.com.
In addition to his upcoming national tour, Greenwood celebrates a new album compilation, Snapshot: Lee Greenwood, now available in select retail stores. Greenwood joins legendary artists like Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, T. Graham Brown, Roger Miller and many more in releasing an album as part of the Snapshot series from Hickory Records, a division of Sony RED distribution. Snapshot: Lee Greenwood features ten memorable tracks including classics like “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break, They’re Made To Love,” “Time After Time,” and four collectible snapshot photos. It is available now on iTunes, Amazonand at select retail stores.
Greenwood is also slated to release his first-ever children’s book,Proud To Be An American, encouraging patriotism in our nation’s youngest generation, which will be backed by a major national press launch and media tour over the Fourth of July weekend.
“After more than 30 years of singing ‘God Bless the U.S.A,” I’ve watched my song be passed down to three generations. Given the unrest in America today, I felt it was time to give the next generation something to hold and read, that tells, in a very simple way, why it’s good to be an American and why we should be proud of it,” Greenwood said.
The fully illustrated hardback paints a childlike picture of America in colorful snapshots that teach geography and show on several pages the portrait of American soldiers. The book is available this May atLeeGreenwood.com, Barnes & Noble, LifeWay Christian Stores, Books-A-Million, Family Christian Stores and other select bookstores, and also includes a download for a never-before-heard version of “God Bless The U.S.A.” It is published by Clovercroft Publishing.
Lee Greenwood On Tour: Upcoming Tour Dates
5-17 | Vermilion, Ohio | Pat O’Brien Chevrolet Dealership
5-20 | Clarksville, Tenn. | APSU Red Barn
5-23 | Winchester, Tenn. | Red, White & You Festival at Winchester City Park
5-25 | DePere, Wis. | Celebrate DePere – Voyageur Park
6-3 | Washington, D.C. | Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
7-3 | Biloxi, Miss. | Harrah’s Gulf Coast Great Lawn
7-4 | The Villages, Fla. | Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
7-16 | Chesapeake, Md. | The Band Shell at Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
7-17 | Jim Thorpe, Pa. | Penn’s Peak
7-18 | Piketon, Ohio | Pike Co. Bicentennial
7-28 | Paso Robles, Calif. | California Mid-State Fair (2 shows)
8-1 | Westbury, N.Y. | Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater – Eisenhower Park
8-15 | Nichols, N.Y. | Tioga Downs Race Track
8-30 | Medora, N.D. | BGGR Real Country Jam
9-15 | Clarksville, Tenn. | APSU Red Barn
10-22 | Miami, Fla. | Duck Commander Cruise
11-8 | Stuart, Fla. | The Lyric Theater (2 shows)
12-3 | Mashantucket, Conn. | Foxwoods Casino Arena
12-4 | Manassas, Va. | Hylton Performing Arts Center
12-11 | Effingham, Ill. | Effingham Performance Center
12-13 | Vincennes, Ind. | Red Skelton Performing Arts Center