A video showcasing an American navy band performing a patriotic and inspiring song in front of a live audience is growing popular. “God Bless the U.S.A.” has a fascinating history of exponentially increasing in popularity every few years.
The United States Navy band Country Current is a premier country-bluegrass ensemble that was formed in 1973. The group consists of seven members, and each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments.
In this video, the ultra-talented band is performing the patriotic “God bless the U.S.A.” song. The performance is hair-raising and inspiring at the same time. The beautiful voice of the frontman and the mixture of music coming from the six behind him creates an admiring tapestry of sound.
“God bless the U.S.A.” has a fascinating history. The song, also known as “Proud to be an American,” was first released by Lee Greenwood in 1984. After that, it was re-released a few times due to high demand following historical events of the U.S.A.
When it first appeared on Greenwood’s album “You’ve Got a Good Love Comin’,” it reached number seven on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. In 1990 and 1990, the song became hugely popular again during the Gulf War. Greenwood re-released the song again in 1992 on his album American Patriot.
In 2001, following the 9/11 attacks, the song’s popularity spiked, and again it was re-released. This time it made it to number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in 2001. The song has reached Platinum status and sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide.
In this video, the patriotic feeling generated from the lyrics is amplified because the band members are also in full uniform. This timeless song, beautifully performed by seven uniformed heroes, would make any American grateful to be living in the land of the free, home of the brave.