The Military Officers Association of America, Ancient City Chapter (MOAA), and the Veterans Council of St. Johns County (VCSJC) are pleased to announce that “Top of the Country charts” performer Lee Greenwood will perform a patriotic, family-oriented benefit concert on November 13th. Lee Greenwood is a County Music Icon with more than 30 albums to his credit. He’s got 7 number one songs and 25 charted singles including; “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”, “Fools Gold”, and “Mornin Ride”.
Greenwood has won numerous industry awards including Male Vocalist of the Year for the Academy of Country Music in 1983, two Male Vocalist of the Year awards from the Country Music Association in 1983 and 1984, and a GRAMMY for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “IOU”. He also won CMA Song of the Year in 1985 for writing “God Bless the USA”. The song has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The singer knows first-hand what it’s like to have loved ones fighting for the freedom of all Americans as his father served in the Navy & Merchant Marine in World War II.
“USA” is now part of the film for Homeland Security shown when swearing in new citizens to the United States. “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 number 1 on the pop charts after 9/11/01.
Doors 3:00pm / Show 4:00pm
Visit the St. Augustine Amphitheatre website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office. All net proceeds from this event are to be distributed to various veterans’ organizations to assist local needy heroes through MOAA’s 501(c)(3). Children 10 and under are free with an adult ticket and members of local Junior ROTC units will receive free tickets to this event made possible through a partnership with the Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre (FOSAA).