News & Multimedia

Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'

GRAMMY®-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. She is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has sold more than 18 million albums, producing six No. 1 hit singles. Three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year McBride was most recently nominated for Female Video of the Year at the upcoming CMT Music Awards on June 6. Fans can vote daily until June 4 at www.CMT.com.

“I am extremely excited that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has invited me to this year’s Indy 500,” McBride said. “It is a huge honor to sing the national anthem at what is known as ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

Said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer: “We welcome Martina McBride to IMS to perform ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ shortly before the engines fire for the 96th Indianapolis 500. Her unforgettable voice and stage presence will add special meaning to this tribute to our country and the veterans who have served it with great dedication and sacrifice.”

McBride’s first album on Republic Nashville, “ELEVEN,” includes her current single, “Marry Me,” a collaboration with Train’s Pat Monahan that is the follow-up to her 25th career Top 10 single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

Having completed a winter arena tour with fellow country music superstar George Strait, McBride recently embarked on an intimate theater tour across the country. The theater tour will give fans a memorable and unique experience that also highlights her multitude of hit songs and fan-favorites. For tour dates and more, visit www.MartinaMcBride.com.
 

Show More Show Less
Now Viewing
Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'
 
Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'
GRAMMY®-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. She is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has sold more than 18 million albums, producing six No. 1 hit singles. Three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year McBride was most recently nominated for Female Video of the Year at the upcoming CMT Music Awards on June 6. Fans can vote daily until June 4 at www.CMT.com.
Read More
Related Media
Josef Newgarden 500
 
New Champion Newgarden Shifts Sights to Next Big Goal: Winning Indy
The surprise celebration at IMS reminded Newgarden of the place he wants to enjoy his next life-changing moment – Victory Circle at IMS on Sunday, May 27, 2018 after winning the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Read More
Takuma Sato
 
Indy 500 Champion Sato Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for 2018 Season
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato will return to their Verizon IndyCar Series team in 2018.
Read More
Josef Newgarden
 
Newgarden Clinches IndyCar Championship in Sonoma Finale
Josef Newgarden did everything he needed to do to claim the Verizon IndyCar Series championship except win today’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. That honor went to Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, but Newgarden’s second-place race finish was enough to wrap up his first series title.
Read More
Josef Newgarden
 
Weld Your TV to NBCSN and Strap in for Super Sunday of Racing
Here’s a bit of unsolicited advice for race fans this weekend: Get all of your weekend chores done Saturday. Load up on your snacks and beverages of your choice. Tell your non-racing friends and family you’ll see them Monday.
Read More
spencer-pigot-0913
 
Pigot Joins Ed Carpenter Racing for Full-Time 2018 Season
Spencer Pigot has shown enough promise in racing primarily on road and street courses for two years to earn a full-time Verizon IndyCar Series ride with Ed Carpenter Racing next season.
Read More
Items 1 - 5 of 1,484
Reserve one of our hospitality suites for your next event!
To start planning your event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please fill out our Information Request Form or contact IMS Sales Department at (317) 492-8739 or email at hospitalitysales@brickyard.com.
Latest Tweets
It's Pole day on @CrownRoyal Armed Forces Weekend & we can't wait to see you! Check out details on the day: https://t.co/yKQ6Db3YRK
May 21