God Bless America Again (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"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. It was also featured in the opening sequences of the film Canadian Bacon.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]