Grammy award-winning, multiplatinum recording artist Lee Greenwood will be performing at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
Greenwood, who is best known for his hit “God Bless The USA,” will be appearing as part of his “American Spirit Tour…Once And For All.”
Greenwood’s hits include “IOU,” “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns If You’re The Rose,” and Dixie Road.” Greenwood has charted 32 singles over his four-decade career.
He also has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association in 1983 and 1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”
The CMA also named “God Bless The U.S.A.” Song of the Year in 1985. “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 No. 1 on the pop charts after Sept. 11, 2001.
In addition, CBS News voted “God Bless The U.S.A.” the most recognizable patriotic song in America.