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Jordan Smith will sing the national anthem on Saturday

Saturday is Heroes’ Day at Kroger Field, which means they’re breaking out the football field-sized American flag for the national anthem, and now, we know they’ll have a voice to match it. Jordan Smith will sing the anthem on Saturday, the perfect choice to honor our nation’s men and women in service. The Harlan, Kentucky native shot to stardom when he won season nine of NBC’s The Voice in 2015, and released his debut album in March 2016. In January 2016, he sang the anthem at a game in Rupp Arena:

There are still plenty of tickets available for the game, so do yourself a favor and secure yours. All active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the game by presenting a valid service ID, while supplies last. Tickets will be available at the Joe Craft Center ticket office beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5 and throughout game week from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Tickets can also be picked up on game day beginning at 8 a.m. at the Kroger Field ticket office, located between gates 9 and 10.

Along with complimentary tickets for heroes, UK Athletics is proud to offer specially priced tickets for the Eastern Kentucky game that will benefit Homes For Our Troops (HFOT). Fans can order tickets directly through a special website,, and $5 of every $30 ticket sold through this site will go directly to HFOT.

Go Cats. Go America. Go Jordan Smith.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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7 Comments for Jordan Smith will sing the national anthem on Saturday

  1. TakenNotGiven
    1:58 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

    Commonwealth Stadium: has a nice ring to it.

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      2:03 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

      My head says Kroger Field, my fingers still say CWS.

    • TakenNotGiven
      3:54 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

      My heart says Commonwealth, but the omniscient Kroger overlords force me to say Kroger Field ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:36 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe we can secretly still call it Commonwealth Stadium when Kroger isn’t watching?

    • TakenNotGiven
      3:58 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

      I imagine it would upset Kroger more if we referred to it as Walmart Field

  2. sprtphan
    3:42 pm September 6, 2017 Permalink

    Hopefully the sound system in the end zone has been fixed so everyone can enjoy it.

  3. Poppschmidty
    7:44 am September 7, 2017 Permalink

    When all of Kentucky freaked out over this dude I said that in a couple of years all he’d be doing was singing national anthems and having cd release signings at Walmart…if only I could use my powers on the lottery…damn it. Go Cats.