It's an honor to sing the National Anthem anywhere, but to have the honor of only being the sixth person to ever sing it at the Kentucky Derby must feel amazing. This year, the performance goes to a country music artist who I just know will make us all proud.

Jo Dee Messina has been asked to sing the Anthem at the 140th Run For The Roses this Saturday at Churchill Downs. Her performance will be broadcast live May 3rd at 4:00pm (CST) as part of NBC's coverage of the prestigious event.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the 140th Kentucky Derby!” exclaims JO DEE. “What an amazing opportunity to be able to perform The National Anthem, a song which I am so proud to sing. I’m honored to be invited for this experience of a lifetime!”      via