AT REDSKINS VERSUS SAINTS GAME
will perform his iconic, patriotic song “God Bless the USA” prior to
kick off Sunday, Nov. 15 at FedExField, presented by ACM Lifting Lives®.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundations (WRCF) and Redskins
Salute will host 200 military surviving family members from TAPS
(Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) at the Washington Redskins
versus New Orleans Saints game. During an on-field presentation where
they will receive a star (red, white or blue) to represent their fallen
hero, Lee Greenwood will sing live.
Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, Greenwood’s
self-penned “God Bless The U.S.A.” has sold over 1 million copies and
has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times
(1991, 2001, 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in
any genre of music to achieve that feat. It also reached No. 1 on the
pop charts after September 11, 2001.
“I am honored to be invited to sing my patriotic anthem, ‘God Bless
The U.S.A.’ for the families of fallen heroes and veterans who will be
on the field for the Redskins versus Saints football game. We must
always honor and remember those who have given their lives for our
freedom, and seeing their families face-to-face on Sunday is sure to be
an emotional moment for me, and for all Americans who are witnessing it.
It will be an important and poignant moment to kick-off what’s sure to
be a great game,” said Greenwood.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to FedExField for Greenwood’s
performance. Any questions regarding the Redskins Salute to Service
campaign should be directed to Alexia Grevious of Redskins Public
Relations at 703-726-7077 or email@example.com.
To request an interview with Lee Greenwood, please contact Amanda Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT LEE GREENWOOD:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music star Lee
Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a GRAMMY for Top Male
Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other
prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two
studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits, and
thirty-eight singles including songs like “Ring On Her Finger,” “Time On
Her Hands,” “Dixie Road,” and “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” among
others. His stand-out hit “God Bless The USA,” 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 No. 1 on the pop charts after 9/11. Known
for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. military,
Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor
Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than
30 USO Tours. He is the National Ambassador for HelpingaHero.org, a
non-profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military
personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. For more information
on Lee Greenwood, please visit www.leegreenwood.com.
ABOUT THE REDSKINS:
Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by
Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won
five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National
Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII
and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the
team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to
Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the
most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring
multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of
Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first
team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, “Hail to
the Redskins.” The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999,
and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in
ABOUT ACM LIFTING LIVES®:
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy
of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of
music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music
industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and
education programs, and serves members of the community who face
unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.
Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM
Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and
helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music
camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music
therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while
providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information,
please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.