Sixth country artist to preform anthem
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will sing the national anthem at the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve this Saturday.
Nettles’ performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will take place in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle just prior to the race.
Nettles is the eleventh and 6th country artist to perform the national anthem since Churchill Downs began the tradition in 2009.
Notable artists and vocalists who have performed the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby include Pentatonix (2018), Harry Connick, Jr. (2017), Lady Antebellum (2016), Josh Groban (2015), Jo Dee Messina (2014), Martina McBride (2013), Mary J. Blige (2012), Jordin Sparks (2011), Rascal Flatts (2010) and Lee Ann Rimes (2009).