America's Patriot Lee Greenwood Named 'Disabled American Veterans Ambassador'
Grammy-award winning country music artist Lee Greenwood is proud to become an Ambassador for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a non profit charity that provides support for America's ill and injured veterans.
Greenwood, who was recently named one of Billboard's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time, performed his most recognizable patriotic song, "God Bless the USA," for 4,000 DAV members at the closing ceremonies of the DAV National Convention in Atlanta this week. The event marked the start of Greenwood's official partnership with DAV.
"It was an exciting night at the DAV National Convention in Atlanta. These proud men and women are dedicating their lives after military service to help those who are struggling to fit back into civilian life. They address the challenges of all wounded veterans head on and give hope to each soldier who otherwise might not survive," Greenwood said.
A known champion of military and veteran causes, Greenwood will work with DAV to bring much-needed attention and support to the needs of the country's 22 million veterans, their families and survivors. His ambassadorship will include support of many DAV campaigns, including Keep the Promise and Thank a Vet.
"Mr. Greenwood has shown a deep and abiding respect for our nation's service members and veterans, and we could not be more thankful for his support," said DAV National Adjutant Marc Burgess. "Our members were absolutely thrilled to hear him perform, and appreciate his patriotism and genuine gratitude for those who served. He is greatly admired within the veteran community and we look forward to working closely with him as advocates for our nation's heroes."
Greenwood continues a heavy tour schedule this summer with dates across the country (schedule below). For more information on Lee Greenwood, please visit leegreenwood.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
LEE GREENWOOD ON TOUR:
Sep. 02 The Sweet Corn Festival - Millersport, Ohio
Sep. 03 Freedom Hall - Louisville, Ky.
Sep. 09 SCI Kiwanis Balloon Fest (SOLO) - Bloomington, Ind.
Sep. 10 Bristol RACETRACK (SOLO) - Bristol, Tenn.
Sep. 11 Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheatre - Peachtree City, Ga.
Sep. 15 Mass Comm Bldg - Clarksville, Tenn.
Sep. 16 Plaza Theater - Glasgow, Ky.
Nov. 01 Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center w/ Crystal gayle - Midland, Tex.
Dec. 01 FireKeepers Casino Hotel Event Center - Battle Creek, Mich.
Jan. 21 Meadow View Conference Resort & Convention Center - Kingsport, Tenn.
Jan. 27 Country Music Cruise - Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 25 Orange Blossom Opry - Weirsdale, Fla.
ABOUT LEE GREENWOOD:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on "I.O.U," in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like "It Turns Me Inside Out," "Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands," "She's Lyin," "I don't Mind the Thorns if You're the Rose," "Dixie Road," "Somebody's Gonna Love You," "Going Going Gone," "You Got A Good Love Comin," among others. His stand-out hit "God Bless the U.S.A." 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 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's National Patriot's Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. His latest book release is a children's book called "Proud To Be An American," which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and LeeGreenwood.com.
ABOUT DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS:
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. It provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments annually, assists veterans with more than 300,000 claims for benefits and helped them attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits in 2015 so they can care for their families. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices made possible. With more than 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members, DAV empowers our nation's heroes, their families and survivors with the resources they need and ensures our nation keeps the promises made to them. For more information, please visit www.DAV.org.