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Bo Garrett “incredibly thankful and humbled” for getting chance to perform national anthem at UK football game

Bo Garrett (Gary Moyers/Cats Pause)


For someone who was really, really nervous about his performance, Montgomery Gentry guitarist Bo Garrett certainly put on a terrific show performing the national anthem before Saturday night’s Kentucky-Tennessee football game.

He got a standing ovation from the crowd at Kroger Field and a video of his performance that UK Athletics posted on social media has drawn even more attention than what Garrett obviously was expecting based on his Facebook post Sunday night.

“Are you kidding me!!? Sitting at over 43,000 views on Facebook and over 10,000 on Twitter! I am so incredibly thankful and humbled,” Garrett posted.  “I only hope that everyone truly understands just how much our National Anthem and playing it to honor our veterans means to me!

“I absolutely love my country and the men and women willing to sacrifice to serve. For an old hillbilly growing up wearing hand me downs in a holler in the mountains of Kentucky, this makes me feel so good. Thank you to the BBN!!! You rock! Go Big Blue! 😼 And God bless America!”

God bless America indeed and hopefully Garrett, who also performed the national anthem at a UK baseball game, can now get a chance to perform at Rupp Arena before a basketball game. It would rock Rupp. Arena based on comments like these posted in response to what Garrett said:

Carol Johnson: With my right over my heart I took a break at work just to watch you play. Such an amazing job. Thank you Bo. God bless our troops.”

Angie Carter: “I have always admired how you and MG (Montgomery Gentry) honor and respect our military! My son in law has 4 deployments under his belt with 3 bronze stars and a meritorious award! Many people have no idea what it’s like to wait for a phone call or letter. Thank you for being such a proud American. I love my country and those that protect us daily!”
Here are some photos from Gary Moyers of The Cats Pause of Garrett performing the national anthem.


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