In a Twitter posting on Saturday, the Nashville-based Greenwood shared his family’s snowman — decked out with the American flag — and asked followers to share their own such contributions on social media.
Greenwood wrote on Jan. 8, 2022, “Our snowman is very patriotic! Did you build one? Share your picture, I’d love to see it.”
Here’s his tweet:
Greenwood released “God Bless the USA” many years ago now — in 1984, per essere precisi.
It’s been his signature song practically ever since.
Durante una recente apparizione su “Volpe & Amici,” Greenwood disse, “My history, where I come from in California, being raised on a farm as a sharecropper, leaving for Las Vegas, Nevada, working in casinos for almost 20 years at the age of 17 … left at 37 to move to the state of Tennessee … I’m living life to the fullest.”
Nel 1984, Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” reached the number-seven spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot Country Singles chart.
He sang that song at the 1984 Republican National Convention with Il presidente Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in attendance — and has sung it for many presidents and administrations over the years, regardless of party.
Greenwood’s hit song tends to regain popularity during times of great national strife or tragedy — such as in the aftermath of the Gulf War and of 9/11.