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Lee Greenwood at Prairie Band Casino on Thursday, April 28th

Lee Greenwood is coming to Prairie Band Casino and Resort on Thursday, April 28th! Singing his best hits, God Bless the USA, I.O.U, and Dixie Road!

The California native was discovered in 1979 by Larry McFaden, who saw him performing in a show at the
Nugget Casino in Sparks, Nevada. Larry was the bass player and bandleader for Mel Tillis. He brought the
singer to Nashville and got him signed to the Halsey Agency, who booked The Oak Ridge Boys. He began
working with producer Jerry Crutchfield who would record with Lee for the next 20 years.

“Choosing songs to record is always exciting,” says Greenwood. “I’m a songwriter as well and I love lyrics that
have depth and emotion. I’m thankful for the many writers & artists who have contributed to my career”.
With seven #1 songs & 25 charted singles to his credit, choosing songs proved to be a success for Greenwood.
His country hits include: “It Turns Me Inside Out”, “Ring On Her Finger Time On Her Hands”, ”She’s Lying”,
“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”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride” while he already garnered several
crossover hits such as “Touch & Go Crazy”, “IOU” and the duet with Barbara Mandrell, “To Me”.

Lee Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including, Male Vocalist of the Year from the Academy of
Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association in 1983 &
1984 and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.”. The CMA also named “God Bless
The U.S.A.” its Song of the Year in 1985.
“God Bless the USA” went far beyond what Greenwood expected when he wrote it in the back of his tour bus
in 1983. The song 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 #1 on the
pop charts after 9/11/01. In addition, CBS News voted “God Bless The U.S.A.” the most recognizable patriotic
song in America.
In 2011, Beyonce offered her version of “God Bless the U.S.A.” as a download, with the proceeds going to the
9/11 firefighters fund in NYC. It has been performed by contestants on “American Idol” twice & was the
winning song in the 2011 Dancing with the Stars competition on ABC. It is performed at all military and
patriotic events throughout the year all across America. “USA” has also been in several movies and is now part
of the film shown by The Department of Homeland Security when new citizens are sworn in to the United
Greenwood says, “USA is the song I always felt the need to write. I wanted to have something that would unite
Americans from coast to coast and to instill pride back in the United States. The song represents my family, my
community and those men and women who have paid the price for the freedoms we all love and enjoy.”
President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to serve on the National Endowment of the Arts Council and
his appointment was U.S. Senate approved. That Presidential Appointment continued under President Obama
and still continues under President Trump.

Tickets are $25-$30

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April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Prairie Band Casino & Resort
12305 150th Rd.
Mayetta, KS 66509 United States

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