LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – Churchill Downs has announced that country superstar Jennifer Nettles will perform the national anthem before the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby.
Nettles’ performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will be broadcast live on NBC and take place in front of
approximately 160,000 fans attending the 2019 Kentucky Derby. It will take place in the Kentucky Derby
Winner’s Circle just after 5:00 PM EDT, immediately prior to the historic race.
Nettles is best known as one half of the country music duo Sugarland.
— Churchill Downs PR (@DerbyMedia) April 29, 2019