Martina McBride to sing national anthem at 139th Kentucky Derby

Martina McBride to sing national anthem at 139th Kentucky Derby

Martina McBride to sing national anthem at 139th Kentucky Derby

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by News release and WHAS11 editors

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:06 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) --LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Award-winning country music star and four-time the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride, will perform the national anthem for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.

She will perform the national anthem in the Kentucky Derby Winner's Circle on the presentation stand, which is also known as the Cupola.

McBride has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide and joins impressive roster of entertainers that have performed the national anthem: Mary J. Blige, Jordan Sparks, Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.

The 113th Army Band from Fort Knox will play "The Star-Spangled Banner" earlier in the afternoon. Formed on July 8, 1840, the 113th Army Band is the second-oldest active duty Army Band after the United States Military Academy Band.

 

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