Lee Greenwood to Perform at 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
Lee Greenwood is scheduled to perform his iconic hit, 'God Bless the USA,' at the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1.
Greenwood will perform the song during the second intermission of the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals.
“Performing ‘God Bless the USA’ is always special and meaningful in different ways depending on what the event is,” says Greenwood. “Getting to perform it at the NHL Winter Classic for the first time is a thrill for me, and I can't wait to get on the ice.”
'God Bless the USA' was the debut single off Greenwood's third studio album, 1984's 'You've Got a Good Love Comin'.' The song landed in the Top 10 when it was released and continues to be the most popular song of his legendary career.
“It keeps having a different kind of life," Greenwood tells The Boot. "I mean, during the Gulf War, it was a song of the war for General Schwarzkopf. After Hurricane Katrina, it was a song for life and hope, and then after 9/11, it was a song of unity and rebuilding. It just makes me really proud that I’ve done something for the country and for my family. It’s my family’s heritage."
The 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be televised live on NBC in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA in Canada beginning at 1 PM ET.
Download 'God Bless the USA' here.