According to History.com here are some facts on the history of The Star-Spangled Banner. In 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort McHenry at daybreak, as reflected in the now-famous words of the “Star-Spangled Banner”: “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”
I don't know about you, but when this anthem is sung at any sporting event I am either attending or watching, it usually gives me chills and makes me proud to be an American. Over the years there have been many greats who have sung this anthem and done it justice. Some of my faves have been Carrie Underwood, The Dixie Chicks, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Faith Hill just to name a few but the greatest of them all (to me) was Whitney Houston's version in 1991, trailing in close second would be the Dixie Chicks in 2011. But I have to say, these two sisters do an amazing job with their cover of the iconic tribute to America.
Sisters Chloe (19) and Halle (17) became YouTube sensations in 2013. And then were discovered by the Queen of pop herself, Beyonce Knowles, when they recorded and posted their cover of Beyonce's, Pretty Hurts. The video went viral and the rest is history. The duo was then picked to sing the National Anthem at the 2017 NFL Draft. Here is their cover, watch the video below.
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