The year was 1984. A rather unfamiliar country artist named Lee Greenwood released a song that he wrote and recorded, called "God Bless the U.S.A."

It's now been 40 years since the song's release, and each year on the Fourth of July, the song gets resurrected all across America, and played at picnics, fireworks displays and get togethers all across this great land.

Here's How to Celebrate the Fourth of July With Lee Greenwood

Greenwood's big week kicks off tomorrow, the Fourth of July, he will be performing live in Oregon (7/4), Texas (7/5) and Louisiana (7/6).

Now, if you can't make it to one of those places this week to catch Greenwood, there are multiple ways to get you some of the country legend and his iconic music.

The Lee Greenwood: God Bless The U.S.A. special is airing on Newsmax TV Thursday, July 4 at 3PM ET / 2PM CT.

On the radio side of things, you can catch Greenwood on SiriusXM Prime Country Channel 58, as they will also air their July 4th special featuring Lee Greenwood as host on Thursday, July 4.

In addition, Music Choice is offering a limited-edition channel, An All-Star Salute To Lee Greenwood during July 4th week.

Also, since it's the special 40th anniversary of the song, you can now purchase the first-ever vinyl release of his iconic album, American Patriot.

The record, which has his most popular patriotic songs, will be pressed on red, white, and blue "fireworks" splatter vinyl and is available now for purchase.

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Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 130 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, + more!

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