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A video screen grab shows country music singer Lee Greenwood, joined by members of the U.S. Air Force Band and singers with the a cappella group Home Free producing a new version of Greenwood's iconic "God Bless the U.S.A."
A video screen grab shows country music singer Lee Greenwood, joined by members of the U.S. Air Force Band and singers with the a cappella group Home Free producing a new version of Greenwood's iconic "God Bless the U.S.A." (YouTube)

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The traditional rendition of country music singer Lee Greenwood’s iconic “God Bless the U.S.A.,” already has a broad appeal as an uplifting song inspiring patriotism and love of country.

It's likely you have listened to the song in recent days as Americans celebrated the 244th birthday of our nation on Indepence Day.

But a stirring new version of the song that features members of the U.S. Air Force Band joining Greenwood and a cappella group Home Free has been produced that might just blow you away.

Recordings were done during the coronavirus pandemic in studios in Nashville, Tenn., Los Angeles, Calif., Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minn. There are no guitars, drums, keybords, but the sound is unbelievably full and strong.

If you like a cappella, and if you’re a fan of military members in uniform with a talent to sing, you will very likely love this new rendition of a song that has been a perennial favorite since 1984.

Give it a listen.

bongioanni.carlos@stripes.com

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