All the Winter Classic music news is hitting fast and furious today. First we learned that Caps anthem singers Bob McDonald and Caleb Green will perform the national anthem with the US Army Chorus.
Now our second intermission will be filled by the wonderful stylings of Lee Greenwood.
America’s most-beloved patriot Lee Greenwood is set to perform his award-winning anthem “God Bless The USA” during the second intermission of the National Hockey League’s 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on Jan. 1, 2015, which will be held at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The annual, outdoor celebration of hockey will be televised live nationally on NBC in the U.S. and on CBC and TVA in Canada at 1 p.m. ET on New Year’s Day.
“Performing ‘God Bless The USA’ is always special and meaningful in different ways depending on what the event is,” says Greenwood. “Getting to perform it at the NHL Winter Classic for the first time is a thrill for me, and I can’t wait to get on the ice.”
The Caps are really amping up the patriotism. First the players are skating out of the Capitol Dome, now this.
If only Obama would be there.
While some might think this lame (i.e. Peter, who is groaning right now), the Frederick Keys baseball team play Greenwood during their fireworks displays. For me, the song harkens back to a time when I was tiny and optimistic and people on the internet didn’t hate me.
Thanks to @BeccaH_JR for first tweeting.
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