Carly Pearce is getting a huge opportunity to sing for a massive audience tonight. She’s been tapped with performing the national anthem ahead of game six of the 2021 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros tonight at Minute Maid Park in Houston.Who was the first person to sing the national anthem?
The U.S. national anthem was adopted in 1931. Its music was credited to John Stafford Smith, who composed it in 1780. Additionally, Francis Scott Key wrote its lyrics in 1814. The U.S. Navy first recognized this song in 1889, while presidents started to use it since 1916.Who is singing the national anthem at the All Star Game?
Grammy-winning R&B singer Ciara will perform the National Anthem before the 86th All-Star Game, according to an announcement from Major League Baseball. Platinum-selling MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will also sing "God Bless America," with Leo Welsh performing the Canadian Anthem.Why do we sing the national anthem before sporting events?
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was played before games throughout the course of the war, and by the time the war was over, the pregame singing of the national anthem had become cemented as a baseball ritual, after which it spread to other sports.