Lee Greenwood Welcomes New President Joe Biden Into Office, Says ‘God Bless the USA’

by Keeli Parkey
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Singer Lee Greenwood shared his best wishes for his country and its new administration on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

A few minutes after President Joe Biden took the oath of office during the inauguration ceremony held at the United States Capitol, Greenwood shared a message of “unity” via Twitter.

“One nation, under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all,” the “God Bless the USA” singer posted. “Praying for unity for our country and for our 46th President of these United States. May God Bless President Biden and God Bless The USA.”

Some Twitter users rallied behind Lee Greenwood’s patriotic post on Wednesday. “Amen,” a few of them said.

Watch Lee Greenwood Perform ‘God Bless the USA’

“God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood is one of the most popular patriotic songs of all time. It is without a doubt the singer’s most popular song. It’s safe to say that most Americans have heard the song and many know it by heart.

The song was originally released in 1984. It was played at the 1984 Republication National Convention. Both President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan were in attendance at the convention.

The song is also known as “Proud to be an American.” It gained popularity during the early 1990s amid the Gulf War. Following the tragic terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the song was re-released and gained even more popularity.

“God Bless the USA” reached No. 7 on the Billboard U.S Country charts in 1984. In 2001, it reached No. 16.

You can watch Lee Greenwood perform “God Bless the USA” below. The performance took place at Yankee Stadium during the 2001 Major League Baseball World Series. Greenwood was in New York just weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks shocked the country. He stands at the microphone and delivers a powerful performance that helped heal a nation.

The weeks after the sad events of Sept. 11 was a time when Americans rallied together in the face of a tragic event – just as we have done so many times throughout our history. Now, almost 20 years later, Lee Greenwood is hoping that his country will find unity once again.

Lady Gaga Urges Peace, Performs at Inauguration

Lee Greenwood wasn’t the only singer who expressed hope for a unified nation. Lady Gaga, who performed the National Anthem at President’s Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, also shared a patriotic message on Twitter.

“I pray tomorrow will be a day of peace for all Americans,” Lady Gaga posted on Tuesday, Jan. 19. “A day for love, not hatred. … A dream that is non-violent, a dream that provides safety for our souls. Love, from the Capitol.”

Feeling patriotic on Inauguration Day? Check out a list of the best patriotic tracks of the 1990s here. The list includes “Some Gave All” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “Born Country” by Alabama, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” by Toby Keith, and “That’s Why I’m Here” by Kenny Chesney.

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