The 2017-2018 football season kicked off with Maren Morris proudly representing country music when she sang the national anthem during the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs season opener.
More and more country artists are being chosen to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” during major televised sporting events. “The Star Spangled Banner” is one of the hardest songs to sing for any artist. As I watched Maren pull the anthem off with grace, it got me thinking back to my all-time favorite country anthem performances.
5 Best National Anthem Performances From Country Music Stars:
5. Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum did not disappoint when the took on the National Anthem as a young band, at the 2010 Sugar Bowl between Cincinnati and Florida.
4. Carrie Underwood
Carrie did country music proud when she belted out our National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV (44) between New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts.
3. Little Big Town
It was hard to pick which Little Big Town performance should make the list because they nail it every time. I went with the 2017 College Football National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson because it’s that good.
2. Martina McBride
Martina McBride knocked it out of the proverbial park with this rendition of the National Anthem during the 2009 AFC Championship Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.
1. Faith Hill
In 2000, Faith Hill sang the National Anthem during Super Bowl XXXIV (34) between the Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams and showed the world how it was done.
And that’s how you do it folks.