Lee Greenwood to perform patriotic benefit concert at St. Augustine Amphitheatre


Popular country music performer Lee Greenwood will perform a patriotic concert Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, with all net proceeds benefiting various veterans’ organizations.

Presented by the Ancient City chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the concert will feature Greenwood singing some of his country hits, including his popular patriotic anthem, “God Bless the USA.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, the song is the only tune to rank in the top five of the country singles chart three times – in 1991, 2001 and 2003. Following 9/11, the song ranked number one on the pop charts.

“‘USA’ is the song I always felt the need to write,” Greenwood said of the song he composed in the back of his tour bus in 1983. “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.”

Greenwood performs for many charitable events and gives his time and name to numerous organizations and fundraisers. He is the national spokesperson for “Products of Good,” the Honor 1 Campaign, and serves on the advisory board of the “Challenger Commission.” He is also a member of the National Endowment for the Arts Council, a presidential appointment.

Tickets are on sale now at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices, through Tickemaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.