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FINALS WATCH: Travis Tritt

Monday - 4/8/2013, 8:51pm  ET

FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, county music singer Travis Tritt sings the national anthem before a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs in Atlanta. Tritt will perform the national anthem prior to the NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game between Michigan and Louisville on Monday night, April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Addicks, File)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Country musician Travis Tritt has quite the task ahead of him when he performs the national anthem prior to Monday night's national championship between Michigan and Louisville.

The Georgia native will be following a virtuoso performance by the Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir before Saturday night's national semifinals, a rendition that drew almost universal praise from fans, the media and across social media platforms.

Tritt is no stranger to big sporting events. The two-time Grammy Award-winner has performed at two Super Bowls, a World Series and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and will be performing for the 15th time during Kentucky Derby festivities next month in Louisville, Ky.

-- Dave Skretta --


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