Neil Young receives US citizenship, 54 years after first crossing over

The singer celebrated with a cheeky video on Instagram.

Canadian-born musician Neil Young has officially become a US citizen after 54 years of residence, according to an update on this website, published 22 January. “I’m happy to report I’m in,” he wrote.

Young also posted a celebratory video on Instagram, waving miniature American and Canadian flag while singing “I’m proud to be a Canarican” in the tune of God Bless The U.S.A. Watch the full video below:

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Young initially struggled with his dual citizenship application, which was delayed due to the “good moral character” provision on the immigrant application. The singer-songwriter’s history of marijuana use “exhibited a problem”, according to Young, and required him to undergo a second test.

Meanwhile, Young recently detailed upcoming archival releases on his website, revealing a focus on concert films like 1990’s Way Down In The Rust Bucket and 2003’s Greendale Live. The “hidden” 1975 album, Homegrown, is also expected to be released sometime in early 2020

While the singer-songwriter has not released any official tour dates, Young has announced that he will be making an appearance at Stephen Still’s Light Up The Blues benefit concert for Autism Speaks, a US-based autism advocacy organisation.

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