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.
Performance CreditsLee 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 CreditsLee 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
American Patriot based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
I love this album.I am a true patriot. I love everything about America and i don't want to see her hurt.
I purchased this CD without knowing the AMAZING songs on it. I play it EVERY day in my kindergarten class. My kinders LOVE it and it's upbeat spirit. That's right all you unpatriotic fools....I play it in a PUBLIC school...don't like it? There's always alternative schools. :) The Great Defenders song is tops.
I really enjoyed the songs and will buy more.the songs are beutiful.
From the first day I played this CD till now, it's been a #1 request from my family. Now, more than ever, America has turned to music for comfort of mind, spirit, body and soul. This is the CD that makes it happen. Every song has been heard before. Every song has been sung before. Lee Greenwood sings these very special songs from the heart. Whether in the car or in the home, these songs for America are sure to bring a tear to your eye - now more than ever. A must for ANY music library!
I've always loved ''God Bless the U.S.A.... Proud to be an American'' and this album has that as well as ''This Land is Your Land'' and other great patriotic songs! It even has the Pledge of Allegiance and a beautiful explanation of what it means.