Country Music Chat is thrilled to welcome Lee Greenwood for a #CMchat Twitterview on Monday November 18th at 6pPT/9pET.
Lee Greenwood could easily talk about the accomplishments in his life, but this high energy entertainer prefers to continue writing and recording with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled his stellar career.
“I want my family to see what I do and not what I did,” he says of sharing his passion for music with his wife Kim and their two sons, Dalton and Parker. “I like the artistry of it. I could have been a carpenter or a farmer, but I love the spirit of the music. The creative ideas still flow and I am writing much more than I have in previous years. I always love to create something new.”
To that end, Greenwood has a new seven-song EP titled “I Want to be in Your World”, scheduled for a July 25th release. He wrote three of the seven songs & exposes his musical talent on the saxophone on one of the original tracks, “Here Comes Love, There Goes My Heart”. He also covers the Michael McDonald/Kenny Loggins ballad “You Can Let Go Now.” McDonald dropped by the studio to play piano on the song.
Greenwood claims a string of hits including “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands,” “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Holdin’ A Good Hand,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns (If You’re the Rose)”, “She’s Lyin,” and “Dixie Road.” He has won numerous industry accolades including, Male Vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association, 1983 & 1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”. Also in 1985, he took home CMA Song of the Year honor as the writer of “God Bless the USA.”
The song, “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The singer knows first-hand what it’s like to have loved ones fighting for the freedom of all Americans as his father served in the Navy & the Merchant Marine in World War II.
“God Bless the USA” went far beyond what Greenwood expected when he wrote it in the back of his tour bus in 1983. The song has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It was also #1 on the pop charts after 9/11/01. Greenwood says; “USA is the song I always felt the need to write”. “I wanted to have something that would unite Americans from coast to coast. I wanted to instill pride back in the United States. The song represents my family, my community and those men & women who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love & enjoy.”
UPCOMING SCHEDULE for END of 2013
11/25 #CMchat* Twitterview with JT Hodges 6-7pPT
12/9 #CMchat* Twitterview with Frankie Ballard 6-7pPT
12/16 #CMchat* Twitterview with American Young 6-7pPT
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