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Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato: Favorite National Anthem
The performance of the national anthem before a major sporting event is huge. Not only is it a moment to reflect on the patriotic principles of freedom and liberty, it bottles those last moments of anticipation and butterflies before the big game. When the last echoes of "and the home of the brave" subside, it's game on.
Whether it's the NFL's Super Bowl, the NBA Finals or a big boxing match, a cluster of GRAMMY winners and nominees have performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at major sporting events with aplomb.