God Blessed America
All along Guthrie's route, Shaw writes, "jukeboxes and radios had blared ' God Bless America ,' a hit for network radio star Kate Smith," and that recording's bludgeoning self-confident tone, reinforced by "a stirring march rhythm," was really starting to piss Guthrie off.
Stephanie Blythe to Perform with Les Violons du Roy at Harris Theatre, 10/14-27
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe - coming off a starring role in Robert Lepage 's production of the Ring Cycle at New York's Metropolitan Opera - heads to Chicago for her Harris Theater debut, performing alongside the award-winning French-Canadian ensemble Les Violons du Roy and Music Director Bernard Labadie, October 17 at 7:30 pm.
From Peace To Patriotism: The Shifting Identity Of 'God Bless America'
American composer Irving Berlin sings his song "God Bless America" in front of Boy Scouts troop members and spectators gathered at a tent in Monticello, New York in 1940.