Faith Hill Admits That She Once Forgot The Words To The National Anthem Before Singing At A Cowboys Playoff Game

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I can’t imagine there’s anything more petrifying than having to sing the Star Spangled Banner at any sporting event or gathering…

Much less a playoff game, or even a Super Bowl, especially if you’re a well known singer.

I mean seriously, the expectations are higher than ever, it’s a song that literally everybody in the country knows, and you have to hit some stupid-high notes when you get to “and the rockets red glare,” and “land of the free.”

And if you mess up, boy… Those fans are gonna let you have it.

We can’t forget Fergie’s monstrosity of a National Anthem a few years back.

With that being said, Faith Hill joined The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and she went into detail about just how terrifying singing the National Anthem can be.

She mentioned singing in the 2000 Super Bowl, when her team the Tennessee Titans faced off against the Los Angeles Rams.

She admitted that it is:

“The most extraordinary amount of pressure ever… Singing at the Super Bowl was terrifying.

I spent time rehearsing with a boombox, yes, a boombox, in the restroom, the public restroom.”

However, she also added that it wasn’t nearly as nerve wracking as when she sang it for a Dallas Cowboys playoff game many years prior to her Super Bowl appearance.

In fact, she admitted that she even forgot the words.

“I was walking out onto the field with this very generous guard, and I say to her, ‘Would you happen to know just the first word of the National Anthem?’

And she said, ‘Seriously?’ And we were walking hand in hand and I said, ‘I’m serious, I’m very serious.’ She said, ‘Oh honey I don’t know.'”

Luckily enough, she was able to shake off the nerves and deliver the performance, but boy, wouldn’t that have been something to talk about.

And of course, thought I might as well throw in that Fergie performance just for shits and giggles…

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