Bronx Native Mary J. Blige To Sing National Anthem At Kentucky Derby

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Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images  for Vh1

Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Vh1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CBSNewYork/AP) – GRAMMY winner Mary J. Blige is expected to sing the national anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

A statement from Churchill Downs on Monday says Blige, a Bronx native, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Louisville track around 5:10 p.m. on May 5, shortly before the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.

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