Country music was well represented at the Major League Baseball World Series this season, with Zac Brown, Lauren Alaina, and Carly Pearce all performing the National Anthem during this year’s series.
Brown did the honors of singing the National Anthem at Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night (Oct. 29) at Truist Park in Atlanta before the Atlanta Braves took on the Houston Astros. Brown, who is a Georgia native, also narrated Fox’s Game 4 pre-pitch segment, which aired on Saturday night (Oct. 30) just before the game.
Another Georgian, Alaina was invited to perform the National Anthem before Game 5 at Truist Park. “It was truly an honor to be able to sing the National Anthem at the World Series for my favorite team,” Alaina tells MusicRow. “It was so incredible to feel all 65,000 people in that stadium come together as one. It’s such a powerful song and represents unity. I will never forget it. The icing on the cake was my dad getting to be there. He was in heaven. I can’t thank MLB and the Braves enough for the opportunity of a lifetime. GO BRAVES.”
Pearce sang the Anthem before Game 6 in the series, with the Braves leading the Astros three games to two in the best of seven series. “Few things are as American and iconic as the World Series… like singing at the Grand Ole Opry, this is one of those things you don’t dare dream — and almost can’t believe when it’s actually happening,” says Pearce of the experience.
The Atlanta Braves clinched the series last night (Nov. 2) after defeating the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 6 at Minute Maid Park. The epic win marks their first World Series title since 1995.
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