Over the course of his career, County music star Lee greenwood has released over two dozen albums with his most famous song being “God Bless the U.S.A.”.
With the numerous changes in musical formats, some of those albums have never been released in a digital format…until now.
Eight of the Grammy Award winning artist’s albums have just been released for streaming. “If Only for One Night”, “If There’s Any Justice”, “Inside Out”, “Love Will Find it’s Way to You”, Love’s on the Way”, “Streamline, “This is My Country”, and “When You’re in Love” are now available on all streaming platforms.
Greenwood spoke on the new announcement saying, “we have gone from LPs to cassettes to CDs and now I can say my music has gone streaming! This is great for my fans who have supported my career from the beginning as well as the new legion of fans that are discovering my music for the first time through these new forms of distribution.”
While the pandemic has prevented music artists including Greenwood from touring, he has kept busy working on other projects including creating his own brand of 90 proof bourbon whiskey with Soldier Valley Spirits. The whiskey comes in a canteen shaped bottle. The silver foil label features Greenwood’s signature, and replica dog tags with the initials LG. The whiskey will be released just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Later this year, Greenwood will celebrate 40 years of music with a special all-star celebration that will include with some of his friends. The event is currently scheduled for October 12 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Born in the City of Angles (Los Angeles), Greenwood started leaning his first instrument – the piano – when he was only seven years old. By the time he finished high school, he could play nearly all of the instruments in the band…and was even the Drum Major for the band.
He began his professional music career as soon as he finished high school – even missing his own graduation.
Along with his Grammy Award; Greenwood has been named the ACM Male Vocalist of the Year once and the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year twice.
A song that he felt he had to write, Greenwood wrote his biggest hit sitting in the back of a tour bus in 1983. “God Bless the U.S.A.” has not only topped the charts three times, it is now performed at military events and is a part of the film shown to new citizens.
feature photo credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America – Lee Greenwood, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=94245113