Kellie Pickler to sing national anthem before 2015 Brickyard 400

Kellie Pickler arrives at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Country music star Kellie Pickler will sing the national anthem prior to this year’s Brickyard 400.

“It’s always such an honor to sing our National Anthem,” said Pickler. “And, it’s always a lot of fun to be with the NASCAR fans.”

This year’s race will be on July 26 and will be known as the 22nd annual Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.

“Kellie is a perfect fit to sing the national anthem at the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday,” said Doug Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “Not only are her musical accomplishments impressive, but she’s also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, which is something that is also very important to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

Pickler has released four albums since rising to fame on “American Idol” in 2005.

She has also performed on eight USO tours. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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