Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1984 MCA released Lee Greenwood's "God Bless The U.S.A?"

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Lee Greenwood.

  • Melvin Lee Greenwood was born October 27, 1942 in Los Angeles, California.
  • At the age of seven, he started singing in church.
  • In 1969, he joined the Chester Smith Band and had his first television appearance.
  • He founded his first band, The Apollos, in 1962. The band, which changed its name later to Lee Greenwood Affair, played mostly pop music and appeared mostly in casinos in Las Vegas.
  • In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to a six-year term to the National Council on the Arts.