30 Years Later, Lee Greenwood Digitally Releases “God Bless The USA” Music Video

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Lee Greenwood’s classic hit “God Bless The USA” received an upgraded Hi-Res HD music video just in time for Independence Day!

The new video debuted July 1 at 9 a.m. PT on all video DSP platforms. Greenwood celebrated the premiere by hosting a personal chat with fans on his YouTube channel about a half-hour before the reveal.


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Despite the song’s popularity, the 1984 music video has remained absent from streaming platforms. Since the song’s debut, “God Bless The USA” has ranked on the charts throughout multiple decades. The song ranked in the top 5 of the country music charts during 1991, 2001, and 2003. “God Bless The USA” also ranked No. 1 on the pop charts following the tragedy of 9/11.


For the first time, the original video has been fully restored and available in Hi-Resolution/HD 1080pi. In addition, the country singer’s documentary special, Lee Greenwood: Proud To Be An American, also debuts July 1 on FOX Nation. 


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In an interview with Songwriter Universe, Greenwood revealed that he wrote his famous song in the back of a tour bus. He also admitted that “God Bless The USA” was a song that he always felt “the need to write.” Greenwood confessed:

“Writing “God Bless the USA” was in the back of my mind for some time. It’s the song I always felt the need to write. I wanted to have something that would unite Americans from coast to coast, and to instill pride back in the United States.”

Relive the original music video in the following clip.