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Country star and patriot Lee Greenwood honors America's veterans with major 'Adopt a Vet' initiative

Country music star Lee Greenwood — known widely for his inspiring song “God Bless the USA” as well as for his substantive body of work across decades of writing, recording and performing music, including for nine U.S. presidents — has kicked off a major initiative on behalf of America’s veterans, something he feels is part of his God-given duty to our country and those who have served it. 

The Nashville-based star is turning a tribute concert into a chance to honor vets.

“I continue to do the job that I believe I’m cut out to do by God, which is to take care of our country and our families and our veterans,” he told Fox News Digital in a phone interview. 


He also said the chance to “share that special night with veterans, first responders and country music fans with a premiere presentation in theaters is a perfect way to celebrate my 40-year career, which has included honoring so many of them.”

The one-night-only event will premiere in movie theaters during Veterans Day weekend on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, to honor those who have served our nation. 

“Through Adopt a Vet, we all can help support those veterans and give them a night out on the town.” 

Greenwood’s goal? To give 50,000 veterans across the United States a chance to see the film for free. 

Lee Greenwood in Nashville

Lee Greenwood performs on stage during a Music Memorial for Jeff Carson at Nashville Palace on May 10, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

He said he is “proud” to do it — and enormously honored that 40 artists participated in the concert event. 

‘Umbrella over my career’

Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” is not only played at every U.S. military retirement ceremony — he’s also performed his iconic song during the Super Bowl halftime show and at the World Series in New York City in the wake of 9/11.

Among the stars who appear in the special concert event that premieres on Veterans Day weekend are William Lee Golden of The Oak Ridge Boys.

Added Golden, “So many of my fellow artist friends and I are thrilled to perform and bring smiles, laughter and an overall good time to those who some days never even get to leave a nursing home.”


He also said, “Through Adopt a Vet, we all can help support those veterans and give them a night out on the town. Oh, and to honor Lee Greenwood for his 40-year career and his long-serving patriotism is just the icing on the cake.” 

For his part, T. Graham Brown said, “Lee Greenwood is a big reason I moved to Nashville in 1982.”

Said Brown in comments shared with Fox News Digital, “He has been my hero since the first time I heard him on the radio. Little did I know back then that we would go on to be close friends. He has always shown me great kindness and It was my great honor to pay tribute to him.”

T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown is shown performing at Still Playin’ Possum – George Jones Tribute at Propst Arena on April 25, 2023, in Huntsville, Alabama.  (Jamie Gilliam/The Photo Access/Alamy)

Brown added, “To be a part of such a star-studded event was a highlight of my career. I urge everyone to go see it.” 

They’ve been married for 31 years and have two sons who are in their 20s. 


“I’m blessed beyond my personal imagination for my wife and my family,” he said. 

Anyone can learn more by going to Adopt a Vet. 

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