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Martina McBride to sing anthem at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Country music singer Martina McBride is scheduled to sing the national anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby.

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The Run for the Roses is May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

She is scheduled to sing shortly after 5 p.m. EDT. Post time is 6:24 p.m.

Previous Derby national anthem singers have been Mary J. Blige, Jordan Sparks, Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.

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Apr 28, 2013 11:29AM

Love her !! This lady can SING! She has lungs. And without all the whatever this new generation has.


Apr 28, 2013 9:10AM

Hope she can do better job singing the national anthem than Beyoncé who lip sync her way thru it.

Martina a a very good sound.

Apr 28, 2013 8:56AM
greatest country music singer ever.  I will truely miss him.
Apr 28, 2013 5:52AM

Martina McBride does the best job on the National Anthem of anyone!

what a great pick.

Now if the Superbowl people would also make this selection.......

Apr 27, 2013 9:33PM
What a great pick, Martina is as American as the Kentucky Derby and will do it justice. You Go Girl.
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