Louisville, Kentucky is the place to be on Saturday as the Kentucky Derby kicks off its weekend of festivities. If you aren't in Churchill Downs, you are undoubtedly suffering from a severe case of FOMO, because there are so many wonderful things going down at the Derby. From celebrity sightings to killer fashion to mint juleps to gambling, there's almost nothing you could add into the Derby equation to make it a more wonderful place. That is, until you add in Josh Groban, the stunning singer/boyfriend to Kat Dennings/man with the voice of a thousand angels. Case-in-point: Josh Groban's national anthem performance at the Kentucky Derby was absolutely breathtaking and, in case you missed it, you can check out the link below to experience his soulful pipes in all of their glory.
From the swooning ladies in their glorious hats to that astonishingly beautiful end note, Josh Groban absolutely slayed the national anthem. I can't imagine any better way to kick off the greatest two minutes in sports than with a national anthem like that, a glorious homage to our great country that undoubtedly had drunk Derby fans everywhere chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" at their television screens.
Though there's obviously much more fun on the way during the 141st Kentucky Derby race, Groban's national anthem was the perfect morsel to get us pumped up for this great American past time.