Carly Pearce to sing National Anthem at 2023 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky native Carly Pearce has announced she will be performing the National Anthem at the 149th Kentucky Derby.
In a social media post, Pearce says this achievement is a “bucket list moment” for her.
According to the artist’s website, Pearce left her Kentucky home at 16 before becoming a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter.
Being from Kentucky, this is a major bucket list moment for me! I’m so excited to announce I will be performing the National Anthem at the 149th @KentuckyDerby. Tune in to NBC on May 6 to catch my performance ahead of the Run for the Roses® 🌹🏇 @ChurchillDowns #KentuckyDerby… pic.twitter.com/oi9e5EWEzK
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) April 25, 2023
Pearce is known for work such as “What He Didn’t Do,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and “Never Wanted to be that Girl” and has won several CMA Awards, the website says.
You can tune into the performance Saturday, May 6 on NBC.
Excited to announce that GRAMMY® award-winning country music singer, songwriter and Kentucky native @carlypearce will sing the National Anthem at the 149th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on Saturday, May 6, 2023. pic.twitter.com/IuZZnivtfI
— Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 25, 2023