Individuals can now submit entries to have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem during the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen's Beef Association Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. on Feb. 1-3, 2017.
The 2017 Tune Up For Tennessee- NCBA National Anthem Contest, hosted by NCBA, is open to any family member of an NCBA, American National CattleWomen or Cattlemen's Beef Board member. Contestants must be 18-years or younger to qualify, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to convention. Previous NCBA National Anthem Contest winners are not eligible.
The contest is open from Tuesday, Sept. 13 until Friday, Oct. 21. After entries close, four finalists will be selected and their video entries will be posted to www.beefusa.org for a public vote from Nov. 1-23, 2016. The public will have the opportunity to vote once per day, per person for their favorite anthem singer. The winner will be announced on Dec. 2, 2016.
The individual selected to perform the National Anthem at the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention will perform three times: at the Opening General Session, at the Friday night Grand Ole Opry event and at the NCBA Board Meeting. The winner will also receive the following prizes: roundtrip airfare for two to Nashville for the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention, one hotel room at the Gaylord Opryland for four nights and free convention registration for two. They will also win a pair of boots, jeans and a shirt from Roper or Stetson.
To enter, contestants must complete an entry form and upload a video to YouTube performing the National Anthem (solo and a Capella only). Submit an entry for the National Anthem Contest and find more information, including a full schedule of events, here.