Lee Greenwood all-star tribute concert getting cinematic premiere
Event hits theaters on Veterans Day weekend
An All-Star Salute To Lee Greenwood is coming to theaters nationwide in November, featuring star-studded performances of Greenwood’s career hit songs. This one-night-only event will premiere in movie theaters across the United States over Veterans Day 2023 weekend on Sunday, November 12th, just in time to honor those who served this great nation.
Also, as a part of the event, Concerts 4 A Cause, a 501(c)3 organization, has teamed up with Greenwood to allow the public to sponsor a veteran and their guest/caregiver to enjoy the spectacular live concert event.
Tickets to see the amazing tribute concert will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 4th via Fathom Events. Viewers can get their tickets first by going to AdoptAVet.com, and American companies are encouraged to Sponsor a Theatre for $5,000.
“On the night we filmed this special I was overwhelmed and overjoyed at the same time. I couldn’t believe so many great artists came to honor my music. On top of that, my entire family sat in the front row to witness this magical evening with me. I could not have been prouder,” says the Grammy Award winning Greenwood. “Now, to share that special night with veterans, first responders, and country music fans with this premiere presentation in theaters is a perfect way to celebrate my forty-year career, which has included honoring so many of them.”
An All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood will include performances by Dustin Lynch, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Michael W. Smith + The Isaacs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich, Jamey Johnson, Gavin DeGraw, Scott Stapp of Creed, Crystal Gayle, Sam Moore + T. Graham Brown, Larry Gatlin + Debby Boone, Mark Wills, Home Free, The Frontmen, Ty Herndon + Janie Fricke, and more!
Everyone was thrilled to be a part of the tribute to Greenwood, a country music icon whose songs have been cherished for years. Each artist graced the stage performing one of his songs or their own hits. More than 20 artists, 40 years of hits, and a sold out arena proved that America’s patriot Lee Greenwood continues to shine and impact lives everywhere he goes.
The event was filmed in October 2021 as a 40th anniversary tribute to the classic country star. Reporter Matt Bailey attended the taping in Huntsville, AL and spoke with several of the artists performing.
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes 22 studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits, and 38 singles including songs like “It 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’,” among others.
His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” 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 reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly 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.
Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President.