Kate Smith (aka Kathryn Elizabeth Smith (1907 - 1986) - "God Bless America" became her signature song. Irving Berlin composed God Bless America in 1918 although ti wasn't sung until 1938 by Kate to commemorate Armistice Day.
Kate Smith, God Bless America - Have you ever heard the original beginning to the song?
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God Bless America, First Radio performance, Armistice Day November 10, 1938, Kate Smith.....very cool!
God Bless America" is an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. The later version has notably been recorded by Kate Smith, becoming her signature song. God Bless America" takes the form of a prayer (intro lyrics "as we raise our voices, in a solemn prayer") for God's blessing and peace for the nation ("...stand beside her and guide her through the night...").
Kate Smith - began career in 1931 on the radio, later sang for tv and hosted talk shows. Became the professional singer before the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team (believed she brought them luck) won many games after her opening with "God Bless America". Grand Marshal 1976 Rose Bowl Parade and game . UCLA won Rose Bowl game!
Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America"
Hank Williams on the Kate Smith Evening Hour vol. 2