Lee Greenwood, known for his song "God Bless the U.S.A.," has responded to country singer Maren Morris' comments about patriotism in country music. Morris had stated that the genre is steeped in hypermasculinity and whiteness, which she felt distanced from. In an opinion piece for Fox News, Greenwood disagreed with Morris, emphasizing that country music is rooted in love for America. He urged Morris to stay in the genre and continue the conversation. Morris has been a supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and has spoken out against legislation negatively affecting trans youths.