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Jo Dee Messina to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby

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Country music will be represented as usual this weekend during the 140th Kentucky Derby. Country star Jo Dee Messina has been summoned to sing the national anthem at historic Churchill Downs on Saturday (May 3), prior to the start of the high-profile event. Jo Dee’s performance will air live nationally at 5 p.m. ET as part of NBC’s extensive coverage of the event.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the 140th Kentucky Derby,” says the singer. “What an amazing opportunity to be able to perform the national anthem, a song which I am so proud to sing. I’m honored to be invited for this experience of a lifetime!”

Jo Dee recently released her fifth full-length album, simply titled Me. The album’s latest single, “A Woman’s Rant,” is currently receiving radio airplay nationwide, including spins on SiriusXM’s The Highway.

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