Sure, the Star Spangled Banner is America’s national anthem. But what about the other song about our nation — America, the Beautiful? It shouldn’t be forgotten and has more than its share of great versions throughout the years. Check out the five best celebrity renditions below!
It’s hard to top Charles’ performance of the song on The Dick Cavett Show in 1972.
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The Glee star’s graceful vocals soared at Super Bowl XLVI last January.
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The King of Rock and Roll paid tribute at a dinner show at the Hilton Las Vegas in 1976.
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On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in January of 2009, Queen B made her country proud at the “We Are One” concert before President Obama’s inauguration.
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In 1990, a little known Carey wowed the crowd at the Palace during the NBA finals.