Give it up for the hometown hero, as North Carolina native Anthony Hamilton, heart and country, to the NBA All-Star Game with a powerful rendition of the American national anthem! 2019 NBA All-Star was celebrated in the game and the talented players voted All-Stars, it was also celebrating North Carolina, specifically the city of Charlotte. Two years removed from the controversy that relocated the All-Star game to New Orleans, the game kicked off on Feb. 17 at the Spectrum Center, but not before Anthony Hamilton 48, performed "The Star-Spangled Banner." In his shiny gold suit coat, the Charlotte native and 17-time Grammy nominee hit the court to perform the US national anthem, and it was just as soulful as expected. While it may not be as "viral" as Fergie 's rendition from the prior year, it was just as amazing.
With a pair of acoustic guitar players behind him, Anthony added some country and soul to his 2 minute long, heart rate rendition of America's theme song. It was enough to make a grown man… and some probably did.
A quick FYI: Anthony was born in Charlotte, and started singing at age 1
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