God Bless America Again (song)

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"God Bless America Again"
Single by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
from the album United Talent
A-side The Letter
B-side God Bless America Again
Released June 1976
Format 7"
Recorded April 15, 1976
Bradley Barn
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 3:14
Label MCA Records 40572
Writer(s) Bobby Bare and Boyce Hawkins
Producer(s) Owen Bradley
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn singles chronology
"Feelins'"
(1975)
"The Letter"/"God Bless America Again"
(1976)
"I Can't Love You Enough"
(1977)

"God Bless America Again" is a country music song written by Bobby Bare and Boyce Hawkins. A patriotic hymn pleading for God's forgiveness of the United States and his guidance over the country, the song was first recorded and made famous by Bare. Released as a single in 1969, Bare's version reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 16

Cover versions[edit]

Many artists recorded "God Bless America Again" through the years, including Jan Howard, Jim & Jesse, Billy Preston, Tex Ritter, Floyd Van Laningham, Dee Vickery, Ray Charles, and Bob Whitlock.[1]

Also recording a cover version were Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, whose duet recording was the B-side to their No. 3 country hit "The Letter." The Twitty-Lynn version, released in 1976, featured Twitty speaking the verses while Lynn sang the refrain. The Lynn version was played during the closing credits in the 2012 HBO made-for-TV movie "Game Change" about Sarah Palin's role in the 2008 Presidential Election which she and John McCain lost.

References[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel, "The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006," Record Research, 2006.

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