Martina McBride heads to the Kentucky Derby to sing the national anthem

It's always been one of my life-long dreams to go to the Kentucky Derby, wear a ridiculously large and ornate hat, and drink mint juleps with my betting neighbors. 

I may never get to fulfill that dream (hey Kentucky Derby, if you happen to need a country music blogger for any reason, call me), but Martina McBride may very well get to live out my dream since she will be there this year. 

Martina will be on hand to perform the The Star-Spangled Banner on the cupola (presentation stand) in the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle shortly after 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, May 4. 

Other country stars who have had the honor of performing the national anthem before the Derby include Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes.

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