Lee Greenwood’s emotional tribute to America with his ballad “God Bless the USA” moved millions to silence during the World Series after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Wearing a patriotic jacket, Greenwood walked onto the field at Yankee Stadium and delivered a performance that was both heartfelt and inspiring.
“God Bless The USA” was written by Greenwood himself and released in 1984. It quickly became a hit, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard chart. The song gained even more popularity after it was played during the 1984 Republican National Convention attended by Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, “God Bless The USA” became an anthem for the country, and the song reached No. 16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Greenwood’s patriotic performance has since sold over one million copies in the United States alone and has gone double platinum.
This performance is a must-watch for every patriotic American who wants to be moved and inspired.