After the Show Show: Memorial Day
Lee Greenwood performs on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 7:21
- Date May 28, 2012
Lee Greenwood performs on 'Fox & Friends'
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Welcome into the after the show I'm sure everybody is special guest today -- -- -- -- I guess I've come calling it the anthem of Memorial Day because there's no songs more connected to Memorial Day.
And god bless the USA talk about the evolution of that song though because -- -- it was played as I mentioned the RNC -- Ronald Reagan.
It kind of thing has gone up and down and come back around the gulf war came back strong after bin Laden there have been times and 9/11.
It's been and -- heavily.
It -- a farm -- from California I never thought I'd be singing for five presidents in.
And I have.
As you mention evolution for -- on the 1983.
We went through the things such as Katrina and -- 9/11 attacks I've done thirty USO tour recently performer brought all the time around I Lester recite.
-- Pakistan Afghanistan Iraq Kuwait open outlets you know so we do all of those theaters of operation.
-- -- for the military in that.
And -- environment it's always very moving.
We can -- -- it here in America I do stadiums like this -- you're -- the army navy game for the third time.
And you get that military mix for the citizens and it's really cool to see the American patriots come alive and honor the military.
And I've noticed she seemed different versions of the song and that's probably because -- singing it for so many years you need to change it a little.
And what goes through your mind when you're singing -- because do you ever get -- -- mean we love to spirits are first time that for you what's that experience life.
Let's kind of I'm and I can move back and watch myself saying it it's got a life of its -- I didn't want to mention this is the fifth recording about -- USA you -- how many times.
It's in the book as a free download once you buy the book.
Does god -- bless the USA along with -- -- on the road this year called show me the way which is -- praise and worship -- So when I I get this thing USA at at wonderful places you know stadiums at that that there is a kind of a site.
When you get not necessarily on television there's not a big audience here but let's say in -- stadium.
You know like I did the first NASCAR race after 9/11 and -- -- of 2000 people live not.
To say there's not ten million watching on television you don't see those.
And so when you get the feeling like the gladiator -- -- -- the -- and he's gonna eat you if you don't do it right.
So there's a little bit of a flutter but when I sing USA the song that I wrote the song that I live with every single day of my life since I wrote it.
This system it's a really wonderful feeling inside and also to be Christian and know that -- -- god.
I remember that song so well in my brother went off to war in the in the gulf war and I remember that song being played on television in my morning announcements every morning we would the morning announcements and our and our school play that song played a video and we see the Eagles flying across in my -- my brother was often worth the time -- really touching.
Was touching memory for me to hear you sing this morning again it's really touching -- -- and another song for us now for our audience at home -- -- what is that.
This is one of the Americans aren't we saying to Chris having American patriot album that was house 1992 the -- -- my wife and I were married and I did all the Americans on did you know America beautiful god bless America.
And of course the National Anthem district your son missing trio record by a friend of mine who does a lot of USO tour -- as well -- -- and and this is a song we -- within Afghanistan Kandahar we get -- last USO tour it's called when the stars and stripes and eagle -- Lately every what everyone we're gonna get your way lets you sing that thanks so much sleep nightly.
Audience out there nuclear plant along -- a lot of folks -- today hi folks are elderly out there.
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Because of the way.
-- Yeah I think he's so much for being.
And thank you don't watching FOX & Friends we appreciate that have a wonderful memorial I check out doing some -- you've got some barbecue sauce and barbecue.
And where it's every -- you can thank whoever the board for a barbecue for failing -- Somewhere I'm sure anything is you know the banks though the troops -- do what do we appreciate on this Memorial Day have a good morning to get is.
Thank you new -- thank you thank you guys back.