Lee Greenwood, born in Los Angeles on this day in 1942 rose out deal cards during the day and singing in smokey casinos at night to be discovered by Mel Tillis' manager. Lee paid his own plane ticket to Nashville, cut a few demos and a year later was on his way up the Country music charts. His is known most notably for the timeless classic "God Bless The USA," but jumped on the charts for the first time in 1982 with "It Turns Me Inside Out." Happy Birthday Lee! Enjoy a live performance below, and Keep It Country!