On Wednesday night (October 30), sports fans across the country tuned in to their televisions as Game 7 of the World Series aired from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The final score was 6-2, with the Washington Nationals beating the Houston Astros to claim their first-ever World Series title.
While everyone is still talking about the history-making game, country fans can’t stop talking about the National Anthem performance. And that’s because it was performed by Texas country singer Cody Johnson.
Known for songs such as “With You I Am” and “On My Way to You,” Johnson tends to sell out shows wherever he goes.
Johnson’s performance at this year’s RodeoHouston was the perfect indicator of how much of a draw he has. 73,009 people packed in to watch him perform.
His popularity has also led to many invitations to sing the National Anthem prior to sporting events. Those performances have always generated great buzz, especially his 2014 performance prior to a Texas Rangers game.
A video of that performance has over 58,000 views.
Those who heard Johnson sing the National Anthem in the past knew that his 2019 World Series performance was going to be just as epic.
With his hat held over his heart, Johnson sang passionately, but without much embellishment. His words were crisp and clear, and seemed to flow out of his mouth with effortless ease.
People praised his performance on social media.
“Watching this live gave me all the chills,” wrote Twitter user LDW.
Twitter user John David Castillo wrote, “You make Texas proud.”
You can see those reactions to Johnson’s performance along with a few others below.
— LDW (@lindseyw_) October 31, 2019
Imagine 8 years ago you’re playing shows for 20-50 people at small venues across Texas.
Today you’re singing the National anthem at the Astros game 7 in the World Series.
Way to go Cody Johnson you make Texas proud.
— John David Castillo (@JohnDavidCas) October 30, 2019
Cody Johnson Game 7 World Series National Anthem WOW
— Jere❌iah Hughes (@hughes_jeremiah) October 30, 2019
— Ms Lindy ✝️ (@NMPatriotsFan) October 31, 2019
But cody Johnson's national anthem at the world series the man is amazing
— Devon Hall (@devonhall27) October 31, 2019
If you were equally impressed, you can rewatch Johnson’s performance in the video below. He made country music proud with this one!