'Does God Still Bless the USA?'
Musician, Lee Greenwood, talks about his first book
- Duration 5:45
- Date May 7, 2012
Musician, Lee Greenwood, talks about his first book
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Welcome back and a core if we have Lee Greenwood hair -- is you reforms -- the -- but we are talking actually about.
His new book so welcome thank you very much and that very fittingly played that -- because the title of your new book to god still bless the USA.
A -- for a better America itself.
This is your first look great first -- so tell us about it and what inspired you to write this now.
-- as you know god bless USA has been such an anthem for the last well going to be thirty years next year that I wrote in 1983.
And it's -- have a life of its own.
It does pose the statement god does bless the USA.
However the book I decide to ask the question.
Are -- so Christian nation are we changing so much that we're not be the same people as we used to be.
And lots of facts and details in the book about who we are where we came from to a kind of support the theory that christianity was born in the nation -- -- patriots.
And also I was asking so you say it's an inspirational work examining America's challenges.
So whereas some people you know they're writing they're they're expressing their season and everything in the book.
Do you hope this inspires what do you hope that is that readers take away from it.
Well first I hope it -- unity I mean I hope -- awakens the patriots of America who.
Believe that that we are still Christian nation and if you go somewhere in another part of the world -- in Europe -- wherever.
You're gonna see different faiths but when I always believed that we were Christian nation from the beginning.
It's gonna ask the question but I I don't get the answer and I just -- coming over here today.
Maybe -- -- get your viewers to poll if I can pull your viewers and have them go ahead and email you an email me at my website -- in the dot com tell me what you think.
Give me a yes or no is god still important in the United States or in real irrelevant like some people think so.
Sure and if they let him answer on the live chat right now -- happy to continue the conversation here.
Or on your website as a patriarch and now there's more personal thing about the endorsements so far this book you gotten some great comments.
Yeah and about yeah.
Where unsolicited you know I I I think President Bush.
Senior who is.
I've worked on his campaign you know over the lot -- -- put them at the White House Reba McEntire who was on the label -- that MCA for fourteen years.
Have an unsolicited she is -- she -- -- she heard about to have Chuck Norris a good friend of mine.
Who has a wonderful ranch in Texas where he helps kids it.
You know -- his program kicked drugs out of America for so so very important and -- -- over 600 children so have endorsement from him Michael W.
And so I think there's there's some.
There's some just the people that I thought an at large broad walk of life that it may be saved this book is relevant.
And also -- your white.
Forgive me here she helped you with the book let's talk about that what's also good in this book thanks to her.
Thank you -- I've been married twenty years now she's gorgeous woman she was.
-- Tennessee and she.
Had that I have big hands initially my senior editor as she was the -- -- had a double major in college so she's very well qualified.
-- help me structure my thoughts and we pored over the sentences and paragraphs and you know to make sure that we had said the right thing tiger a lot of credit.
If you look at the back of the book their prayers and the patriot a thirty day calendar which she wrote herself.
And and my co author -- tape from Oklahoma a biblical scholar.
Helped us through Bible verses reinforce every -- prayer so if you need that going back and I find that.
And -- also thought.
To sons and we're proud of of course I've got four different recordings of god bless the USA.
And I decided to have one of my own and that take publishing -- please put it in the -- source -- well I will feel let me put an additional song.
So I put -- praise and worship song called show me the way that I wrote last month and so it's included in the book if you buy the book you can download both for free there's a code that you can get.
And thank god bless the USA obviously.
Such a recognizable song do you use still enjoy it performing at now as much as ever anyone -- the reaction then you get when you would start playing out of the show.
What you know when the song for start.
That and I think the strange and there's a little bit kill it that that goes on my back because I I remember we first.
Recorded it and and we first put on stage I remember every tour of -- for the US so I remember every event that may it was baseball football game NASCAR.
You know aunts and just small places that I've sang it.
How much it means to so many people and and I always -- to do the best I possibly can and I never get -- And let's talk I know I have -- -- gets sent up that there is a new album coming out.
So let's talk about that when in fact coming out and what's included on there and I know that you kind of -- -- you re playing the saxophone honest to.
He had little bit of everything.
It follows a book by a month will be out again it's called I wanna be your world and -- wrote three songs on the album which.
Actually go to gives us it's the three decades.
Which wounded heart I wrote.
Ten years ago and I and here comes -- there goes my heart twenty years ago.
The title song I wanna be in your world is I wrote just about 34 months ago.
There's also a song that was written by Michael McDonald and Kenny -- which I think and Michael commend the city and -- for me in Franklin where we live kind of cool.