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Review: Elizabeth Lyons sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Lambeau Field Special

Green Bay - On August 9, country songstress Elizabeth Lyons accomplished a major milestone. She performed the national anthem in an iconic Wisconsin stadium.

Ray Stevens to perform national anthem at 2018 CMA Music Fest

Nashville - On June 10, Grammy winner Ray Stevens will be performing the national anthem at the 2018 CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee.

Review: Kimberly Davis and Nile Rodgers amazing on national anthem Special

New York - On January 10, Kimberly Davis, the lead singer of the band Chic, performed the national anthem at Madison Square Garden, along with Nile Rodgers.

Meghan Linsey defends her decision to kneel after national anthem

Meghan Linsey, country songstress and alumna of "The Voice," has defended her decision to kneel after singing the national anthem.

Review: Lady Gaga outstanding on national anthem at the Super Bowl

Santa Clara - Grammy-winning music star Lady Gaga performed the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl and she did an excellent job.

Review: Tony winner Idina Menzel nails national anthem at Super Bowl

Glendale - On Feb. 1, Tony-winning actress Idina Menzel performed an incredible live rendition of our national anthem at this year's Super Bowl.

National anthem at Super Bowl to be performed by Idina Menzel

Tony winner Idina Menzel ("Wicked") will be singing the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl game on February 1 in Arizona.

Did an NBA player forego the national anthem because he's Muslim?

NBA player Dion Waiters is walking back remarks he made that he sat out the Star Spangled Banner ahead of a road game against the Jazz last week because of his Muslim beliefs.

Review: Aaron Lewis from Staind butchers national anthem at World Series

San Francisco - On October 25, Aaron Lewis delivered a lackluster performance of our national anthem at Game Five of the MLB World Series.

Metallica performs national anthem at San Francisco Giants game

San Francisco - Multi-Grammy winning heavy metal band Metallica played the national anthem at San Francisco's AT&T park on Friday, May 16.

Watch Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno cry HUGE tears during national anthem

Kansas City - Denver's running back Knowshon Moreno didn't just cry during the national anthem before Sunday's game versus Kansas City. Moreno wept what some are calling "gigantic and frightening tears."

Op-Ed: Canada, let's rise up and change our national anthem

It has been an issue before and with the new website that seeks to change, slightly, the Canadian national anthem, it's becoming an issue again. It's just one line of the anthem and only a few words, mind you. Why? Let's see if we can find out.

Country singer Lisa Matassa to sing national anthem for NY Mets

On August 20, rising country songstress Lisa Matassa is expected to sing the national anthem for one of her favorite hometown Major League Baseball teams, the New York Mets, where they will be facing the Atlanta Braves.

Country star Lisa Matassa to make MLB debut with national anthem

Long Island country sensation Lisa Matassa has another thing to be proud of. She will be singing the national anthem on July 10 at the “Arizone Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers” baseball game, which will begin at 9:40 p.m.

Lady Gaga sings national anthem at New York gay pride event

New York - On June 26, global pop music phenom Lady Gaga made an appearance at Pier 36 in New York City for a gay pride parade rally, where she made a speech and subsequently sang the national anthem.

City sings rendition of national anthem at Boston Bruins game

Boston - On Wednesday, just two days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, residents attended a Boston Bruins NHL hockey game and sang a heartfelt rendition of the National Anthem.

Beyonce belts out National Anthem live, silences critics (Video)

New Orleans - Determined to silence all the haters who criticized her for lip-synching the national anthem at the inauguration, Beyonce belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Super Bowl halftime press conference Thursday.

Jessica Sanchez' popularity soars with singing of National Anthem

"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez is getting more popular as promoters of the nation's biggest sports events have engaged the 16-year-old singing sensation to sing the National Anthem in their opening ceremonies.

Wrong anthem played for Kazakhstan’s shooting team — Borat parody

Anyone who has seen the movie Borat, might remember his parody version of the Kazakhstan national anthem. Well the Kazakhstan shooting team was rather taken by surprise when it played for them in Kuwait.

Singing incorrect National Anthem in Indiana may bring $25 fine

Indianapolis - Indiana's Senator Becker made headlines on Dec. 2011, when she suggested legislation that would set standards for the performance of the national anthem. This includes a $25 fine against anyone who makes deliberate changes to the song.

Christina Aguilera arrested, released on alcohol related charges

West Hollywood - Christina Aguilera was arrested this morning on an alcohol related misdemeanor charge of public intoxication after being involved in a police traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of her boyfriend Matthew Rutler.

Christina Aguilera botches National Anthem lyrics at Super Bowl

Arlington - Christina Aguilera has lit up the blogosphere after flubbing the lyrics to the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, opinions are divided on her performance but one thing everyone seems to agree on is another celebrity has proven herself to be human.

Op-Ed: Christina Aguilera brings soul to Super Bowl national anthem

Arlington - She stood center stage dressed in black, with her blond hair and red lipstick reminiscent of old Hollywood, her voice spreading soul like a banner unfurled as Super Bowl fans in Cowboy Stadium stood and cheered.

Ottawa considering changing 'O Canada' to more gender-neutral

Ottawa - The minority Conservative government of Canada is considering re-examining the country's national anthem of "O Canada" to a more gender-neutral version because of the line "all thy sons command."

Autistic Girl, 7, wows crowd by singing U.S. national anthem

Gina Marie Incandela didn’t speak until she was 3-years-old, and by the age of 7 she's become a talented singer. She gave a brilliant rendition of the national anthem during the playoffs between the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics.

Op-Ed: Infringing On Majority Rights Over Canadian National Anthem

Canadians have been treated to a rather extreme version of a too common refrain on minority rights. A New Brunswick school decided without public discussion to curtail the practice of singing the Canadian National Anthem each morning.

Jennifer Hudson Chosen to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

Jennifer Hudson will step beyond grief to sing the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl. This young woman captured the nation with her super star talent on American Idol.

US Soldiers take over National Anthem

U.S. Army Chaplain (Major) Jim Higgins has been inspired to move to Colorado by an inspiring and moving moment involving the National Anthem and several hundred soldiers before a movie.

Japanese national anthem prompts lawsuit

A group of 173 high school teachers who refused to sing the Japanese national anthem has filed a lawsuit against the Tokyo metropolitan government.

Want To Hear Hillary Clinton's Lovely Singing Voice?

The mic catches Senator Hillary Clinton singing the National Anthem in Iowa on January 27, 2007.

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Delilah Brosset is originally from Natchitoches, Louisiana, a white Southern woman who has been active in civil rights and who perceives Christina Aguilera and her Super Bowl National Anthem in the context of a changing culture.
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Lady Gaga performs national anthem, Super Bowl 50.
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Beyonce sings national anthem at Super Bowl press conference
Beyonce sings national anthem at Super Bowl press conference
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