- Date of Birth:
- October 27, 1942
Lee Greenwood (born Melvin Lee Greenwood in Sacramento, California on October 27, 1942) was determined to have a career in music. He worked in casinos as a blackjack dealer by day and performed in clubs at night. The smoke in the night-time lounges had a permanent effect on his voice and its’ raspy quality would make him famous. Lee became a major country music start in the mid 80s. He has continued to release music. Lee also served a six year term on the National Council of the Arts from 2008-2014.
Best Known For:
Lee Greenwood is best known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless The U.S.A.” He performed at President Trump’s Inauguration concert the day before the President’s swearing in ceremony.
Lee met his future wife Kimberly, a former Miss Tennessee while he was performing on his 1989 USO/DOD tour. They married in 1992 and have two sons named Dalton and Parker together.