Natalie Grant's National Anthem Performance Goes Viral

Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant makes waves across social media with her incredible performance of ‘The National Anthem.’ Francis Scott Key penned the iconic song in 1814 after the events of The War Of 1812. British forces bombed Fort McHenry but the U.S. had proved victorious during the battle.

The next morning, Francis Scott Key spotted the American flag flying over the fort and he was hit with inspiration. What followed are the famous words that we all know and love today.

“O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?”

Today, Christian artist Natalie Grant is putting her own spin on these beloved words. For decades, Natalie has been a staple in the Christian music scene. With hit songs such as ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Held,’ she has truly cemented herself as a talented worship leader.

Now, she’s front and center at the 2022 College Championship Game for a stunning performance of ‘The National Anthem.’ 

“And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave”

On Facebook, Natalie talked about the viral moment. “Last words in my mind before the first note, “Jesus be glorified.” I know it was the national anthem. But He’s in every moment and can work through every moment.”

What a perfect performance!

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