Rimes to Sing Banner at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Country music star LeAnn Rimes will help
start a new tradition at the Kentucky Derby this year.

Churchill Downs says Rimes will be the first national recording
artist to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the historic
racetrack in Louisville, Ky., as part of the Derby Day ceremonies.

The 135th Run for the Roses will be held May 2.

Churchill Downs Senior Vice President Kevin Flanery says Rhimes'
performance will "begin a 21st-century Derby tradition."

The track says the Fort Knox Army Band will continue its
tradition of performing an instrumental version of the national
anthem.

The 26-year-old Rimes is a two-time Grammy winner.
---
On the Net:
http://www.leannrimesworld.com/splash/splash-wicc.php


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 43148877 - kolotv.com/a?a=43148877