|Celebrated Name:||Lee Greenwood|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Melvin Lee Greenwood|
|Age:||80 years old|
|Birth Date:||October 27, 1942|
|Birth Place:||South Gate, California, United States|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Kimberly Payne (m. 1992)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Dalton Greenwood, Laura Rene Greenwood, and Parker Greenwood)|
|Is Lee Greenwood Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Singer and Songwriter|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$12 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
The infamous country music artist Lee Greenwood started his career in 1962. Lee has released over 20 major-label albums and has more than 35 singles hitting the charts of Billboard Country Music. Lee’s infamous song titled “God Bless America” was released in 1984 and reached the highest of its popularity index again when the US was fighting the Gulf War of 1991. After the devastating September 11 attacks, his song was on number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. His songs live “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Dixie Road,” and many more have been on the top of the US Hot Country Songs.
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Early Life & Biography
Lee Greenwood was born on October 27, 1942, in South Gate, California, just a few miles to the south of Los Angeles. After Lee’s parents got divorced, he spent most of his childhood near Sacramento on the poultry farm ran by his maternal grandparents. While he was just seven years old, he started singing at the church.
Lee joined the Chester Smith Band in 1969 and made his first television appearance. After some time, he started working for the famous country musician Del Reeves. Lee formed his first band named the Apollos in 1962. The group, later on, changed their name to Lee Greenwood’s Affair and continued to perform in casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada, and plays mostly pop. Lee also recorded a few tracks with the Paramount label.
In 1970, the band broke up, and it forced Lee to move back to Las Vegas. For some time, Lee worked as a blackjack dealer during the day and did a few performances at night. Lee is quite famous for his meet and greets at the Hyvee Stores and for distributing autographed single-use sanitizing napkins at his concerts during the COVID-19 crisis.
It is quite unusual for someone like Lee to keep the details of his personal life discrete. Hence not much can be stated regarding it. Lee Greenwood got married to Kimberly Payne, who is the former Miss Tennessee in the year 1992. The couple has two sons named Dalton and Parker Greenwood.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 27 October 1942, Lee Greenwood is 80 years old as of today’s date 8th June 2023. His height is 1.74 m tall, and his weight is 61 kg.
Lee was discovered in Reno, Nevada, in 1979 by Larry McFadden. Larry was the bandleader and bassist for Mel Tillis. After Larry and Lee worked on some demo tapes, Lee was signed by the Nashville Division of the MCA label in 1981, and Larry started working as his manager. Jan Crutchfield wrote the first single named “It turns me inside out,” and it secured a spot on the top 20 country charts.
The song was initially to be performed by Kenny Reeves, but he turned it down because of the sheer volume of offers he already had at that time. Lee’s songs were being marketed at a large scale down in the South Florida market by Brad Fitzgerald, who was the MCA Account Service Representative. Lee’s most famous song “God Bless America” was released in the early ’80s, and it gained it’s popularity back during the Gulf War in 1991 and later after the September 11 attacks.
Lee has also performed this song on numerous public events and commemorations of such attacks. It was also one of Donald Trump’s campaign songs. The New York Times listed Lee in their June 25, 2019 report that Lee happened to be one of the many artists who’s works were destroyed in the Hollywood fire.
Awards & Achievements
Lee has won the Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1984 and 1983, Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year in 198 for his song “God Bless America,” Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist in 1984 and the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocalist in 1984 for his song I.O.U.
Net Worth & Salary of Lee Greenwood in 2023
Most of Lee’s income is generated from his music career. Although his salary is yet to be known, his net worth as of June 2023 is approximately $12 million. Lee also has several other sources of generating revenue.
Lee serves as a role model of many young men who have the urge to venture out in the world of music. Perhaps the reason we look up to him for inspiration is that he has proved that success purely is an outcome of your efforts and not passed down over from one man to another.