Watch: 7 National Anthem Performances that Stunned Audiences


While it has become a source of controversy at sporting events over the last few years, singing the national anthem, derived from the work of Francis Scott Key, remains one of America’s most favored and timeless traditions.

Whether it is performed by a Grammy award-winning artist or an ordinary American, a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is a time when almost all Americans put their differences aside to honor the men and women who defend this nation.

In no particular order, here are seven renditions of America’s national anthem that not to be missed. Watch the videos HERE.