Just in time for the Fourth of July, Home Free and GRAMMY-winning country icon Lee Greenwood joined forces with The United States Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants for an emotion-filled rendition of the patriotic hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” on Wednesday (July 1). This new reimagined version of the timeless tune showcases over a dozen voices and serves as The United States Air Force Band’s first collaborative release.
“Being able to sing a song that has inspired our nation for years is such an honor,” says Home Free’s Austin Brown. “And then you add in the fact that we were able to do it not only with the original artist, but also The United States Air Force Band – such an incredible experience! I just hope it shines a little light into people’s days, like it has in mine.”
“How wonderful to sing with Home Free – such artistic singers,” shares Greenwood. “I’ve never before enjoyed such freedom to be able to sing ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ – like you’ve never heard it. Thank you as well for the fantastic singers from The United States Air Force. They can really sing! Happy Independence Day, America.”
The video was filmed remotely and performers recorded from across the country including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville and Washington D.C. The United States Air Force Band is stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling In Washington D.C.
“God Bless The U.S.A.” was written by Greenwood and was originally released in 1984.