BCS Championship Game Will Kick off with Zac Brown Band National Anthem

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 7, 2013

Photo Credit: Pearl News
Photo Credit: Pearl News

Before the world is handed a full platter of hard hits and dramatic scores in the BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama, they will get a country-laden aperitif with a Zac Brown Band national anthem. 

CMT reports on a performance of the national anthem that may be second to only the Super Bowl in terms of the amount of fans watching from home. 

The singers tasked with delivering a bout of patriotism will be the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band, who will bring four of their band members to Miami on Monday night; Zac Brown, Clay Cook, Jimmy De Martini and John Hopkins. 

Fortunately, we have some idea of what the proceedings will sound like on Monday night from Sun Life Stadium. 

According to the YouTube description, that was from the 2011 NFL playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers. 

It means we will have a group of guys who have already been in the rare spotlight that mandates singing a song every American is familiar with, but doing it in a style specific to their talents. 

As we have seen before, while the song is familiar, it has lead to a great many pratfalls from artists who seemed perfectly capable of owning the momentous occasion. 

Judging by the above video and the accolades this band has already garnered, we will have a smoothly delivered anthem right before the burning question of national champ is answered. 

Coverage of the BCS National Championship Game begins on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. 

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