"God Bless America" has been played at countless sporting events, but Lady Gaga took it to new heights when she sang it from the top of the stadium at the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons. Coming just months after the election of Donald Trump, America was divided politically, but Gaga pledged to keep politics out of her performance. She did make a statement of sort with her opening number, where after doing a verse from "God Bless America," she did a verse from "This Land Is Your Land," the song Woody Guthrie wrote to parody "God Bless America." Before jumping to the field, she recited a bit from the Pledge of Allegiance:
"One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all."
David Ray Oliver from Oklahoma CityFantastic! Every American can enjoy Kate singing that. I remember that year - those were troubled times. Dad was overseas. Mom was building airplanes.
Barry from Washington, PaHey Chris from Cleveland Tn. Its been awhile since I put my comment in and just found this article again. I don't know how long ago you put your last comment in, so if your still around please put a note in so we can figure out how to get in touch. The Altoona Mirror paper of Altoona Pa. had an article in their paper about this on 07/04/2020.
Chris from Cleveland TnHey Barry! I’d like to talk to you about God Bless America and family sometime. My mother is Susan Knipp maiden name Susan Cree. Marion Samuel Cree would be my great great (more greats) uncle.
Barry from Washington, Pa.As Chris from Cleveland Tn commented Irving Berlin did not write this song. My grandfather Marion Samuel Cree wrote it !
Pete from Gardien City , Kansas 67846Most beautiful song ever sung by Kate Smith every American Military Member and Veteran have always loved this rendition of God Bless America
Chris from Cleveland, TnIrvin Berlin did not write “God Bless America”. Marion Samuel Cree wrote it. http://www.huntingdonhistoryresearchnetwork.net/research-topics/who-really-wrote-god-bless-america/
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 16th 1974, the new Opryland Auditorium in Nashville was dedicated by U.S. President Richard Nixon... After the dedication he sat down at a piano and played "Happy Birthday," "My Wild Irish Rose," and "God Bless America"... And less than five months later on August 8th, 1974 he announced that he would resign from the presidency the following day.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 8th, 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the 'Veterans Day Proclamation'; and Armistice Day was officially changed to Veterans Day in the U.S.A.
Celeste from Drexel Hill, PaIn and around 1973 the Philadelphia Flyers (then known as the "Broad Street Bullies") "adopted" Kate as their's and she sang the song at games. The Flyers won the Stanley Cup in years 1974 and in 1975. Thanks Kate, we still miss you.
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