God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

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God Bless the USA” is an American patriotic song written and recorded by country music artist Lee Greenwood, and is considered to be his signature song. The first album it appears on is 1984’s You’ve Got a Good Love Comin’. It reached No. 7 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart when originally released in the spring of 1984, and was played at the 1984 Republican National Convention with President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan in attendance, but the song gained greater prominence during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991, as a way of boosting morale.
The popularity of the song rose sharply after the September 11 attacks and during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the song was re-released as a single, re-entering the country music charts at No. 16 and peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in 2001. The song was also re-recorded in 2003 and released as “God Bless the USA 2003”. The song also rose up in popularity in May 2011 when Osama bin Laden was killed by an American raid in Pakistan.   Greenwood also wrote a Canadian version of this song called “God Bless You Canada”. As of July 2014, the song has sold 934,000 copies in the United States

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Blind Teen with cerebral palsy Marlana VanHoose sings National Anthem during Game 6 of the NBA Finals Warriors vs Cavaliers




A blind teen, Marlana VanHoose, sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 16, and it was incredible — watch the heartwarming moment here.

Oh, say, can she sing! A blind teenage girl, Marlana VanHoose, sang the national anthem before Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 16, inspiring the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors, and the millions of people watching the live broadcast from around the world.

VanHoose, 19, a Kentucky native who suffers from cerebral palsy, was born with Cytomegalovirus. Several weeks after her birth, doctors confirmed that she was also blind. While VanHoose was not expected to survive past the age of 12 months, her story has defied the boundaries projected by medical experts.

On Wednesday, before a roaring crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, which included NBA superstars like Steph Curry and LeBron James, VanHoose took to center court in a Cavs jersey, jeans, and shades as she gripped her microphone.

With her booming big voice and innate talent, the teen hit the notes and had the crowd roaring in the final five seconds of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Though the Cavs ultimately lost, the moment was one of the most memorable of the evening.


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