Jo Dee Messina To Sing National Anthem At Kentucky Derby

Courtesy:  Entertainment One

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Country artist Jo Dee Messina has been tapped to sing the national anthem before this year’s annual running of the Kentucky Derby.

Messina will be among elite company when she sings the national anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby. She will be only the sixth person to have ever sung the national anthem in the 140-year history of what is one of horse racing’s biggest events. This year’s Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 3rd on NBC. Messina is scheduled to perform at 5pm ET on the nationally broadcast race.

Messina was upbeat in discussing her appointment to sing at this year’s derby. “I’m so excited to be a part of the 140th Kentucky Derby!” she said. “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!”

Jo Dee Messina recently released her new full-length studio effort, Me. The album has already spawned two hit singles, the latest being the song ‘A Woman’s Rant.’ The song is currently Top 30 on the Music Row Chart and is getting ever closer to Billboard’s Top 40 indicator. More information on Jo Dee Messina’s new album, her tour schedule and more is available online at,, and To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at