Did You Catch Cody Johnson’s National Anthem?
CoJo performed the National Anthem for the Game 7 of the MLB World Series, the baseball superbowl. I am a huge snob when it comes to this song. It is considered one of the hardest songs, vocally, to sing. It jumps all over the places, lyrics are easily forgotten while performing, and everyone is watching to make sure you don't mess up America's them song. No pressure.
I have never heard the National Anthem sound more Texas in my life. He stand there with his hat over his heart and just lets it rip acapella. No frills, no runs, just some country twang and a little CoJo flair towards the end. As he finishes, he lets out a "Go Astros" with his hat in the air. The performance gave me the frissons, and I've watched it quite a few times as I am writing this story.