American Patriot

American Patriot

by Lee GreenwoodLee Greenwood


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Spurred on by George Bush's unofficial adoption of "God Bless the USA" as the new American anthem, Lee Greenwood recorded American Patriot in the midst of the President's (ultimately unsuccessful) re-election campaign in 1992. American Patriot sealed Greenwood's stance as American songteller extraordinaire. Every song on the album is, unsurprisingly, about America, from "The Pledge of Allegiance" and "The Star Spangled Banner" to "God Bless America" and "God Bless the USA." Of course, Woody Guthrie's populist anthem "This Land Is Your Land" takes on a different meaning in this context, but that's not surprising -- American Patriot is a slick, satisfied album designed for the modern-day patriot and conservative, not for dust bowl activists or smugly sophisticated liberals. In other words, if you've been a fan of "God Bless the USA" since its first incarnation in the early '80s, you'll be happy with this full-blown sequel.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2007
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094639219926
catalogNumber: 92199
Rank: 4056


  1. The Pledge of Allegiance
  2. America
  3. God Bless the U.S.A.
  4. This Land Is Your Land
  5. The Battle Hymn of the Republic
  6. God Bless America
  7. Dixie
  8. The Great Defenders
  9. America the Beautiful
  10. The Star Spangled Banner

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lee Greenwood   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Keyboards
Steve Gibson   Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Banjo
Walt Cunningham   Synthesizer
Gail Farrell   Background Vocals
Mark Hammond   Drums
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
David Hungate   Bass
Mark Ivey   Background Vocals
Denise Johnson   Background Vocals
Paul Leim   Drums,Tambourine
Steve Mandell   Electric Guitar
Russell Mauldin   Background Vocals
Chris McDonald   Trombone
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Phil Naish   Synthesizer
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Guy Penrod   Background Vocals
Tabitha Fair   Background Vocals
Lori Casteel   Conductor
David Danner   Conductor,Background Vocals
Steve Mandile   Electric Guitar
Woodmont Baptist Church Choir   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lee Greenwood   Composer,Author
Steve Brennan   Artwork,Illustrations
Robert Charles   Engineer,overdub engineer,Overdub Assistant
Mark J. Coddington   Engineer,overdub engineer
Jerry Crutchfield   Producer
Nashville String Machine   Contributor
Warren Peterson   Engineer,overdub engineer
Bergen White   Arranger,String Arrangements
Joe Bogan   Engineer
Buddy Jackson   Art Direction
Mike Ragogna   Reissue Producer
Larry Jeffries   Overdub Assistant
Lori Casteel   Director
Andreas Krause   Overdub Assistant
Francis Bellamy   Lyricist
David Danner   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Julia Ward Howe   Lyricist

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