Singing The National Anthem Quotes by Hugh Jackman, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Harry Connick, Jr., Hannah Kearney, Lee Greenwood and many others.
The most scared I’d ever been was the first time I sang at a rugby match, Australia versus New Zealand, in front of one hundred thousand people. I had a panic attack the night before because people have been booed off and never worked again… just singing one song, the national anthem.
I had lots of breaks. I guess the one that got my foot in the door was singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in ’74.
I’ve never been more nervous in my life than singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Well, my dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years.
I savored my time on top of the podium by watching the American flag rise up out of the crowd as the anthem played, thinking about how every single second of training I’ve done was for this minute and how many people played a role in my achievement.
The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered.
If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem and you’re screwed.
The beauty of all these years of singing the anthem is that I got a chance to meet athletes that I love, and there was a mutual respect.
Anytime I sing the anthem, it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.
My dad was the district attorney of New Orleans for about 30 years. And when he opened his campaign headquarters back in the early ’70s, when I was 5 years old, my mother wanted me to play the national anthem. And they got an upright piano on the back of a flatbed truck and I played it.
The only way you can check Gretzky is to hit him when he is standing still singing the national anthem.
All of us … should remember that no amount of flag-waving, pledging allegiance, or fervent singing of the national anthem is evidence that we are patriotic in the real sense of the word. … Outward behavior, while important, is not the real measure of a man’s patriotism.
‘Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On’ was my anthem as a child. It was about me. I was Baby.
I like traditions, and the national anthem is important.
‘Spectrum’ is in part a disco song. But we play it hard, and it’s a real euphoric, wailing tune. It’s kind of like a total house anthem, in a way, but it seems to be going down really well. We’ve got all the grunge kids going mad for disco house raves.