Layne Beasley Wins Chance To Sing National Anthem At NFR
PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAYNE BEASELY
Layne Beasley is one of two winners of a contest to sing the National Anthem at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December.
Beasley entered the Wrangler NFR Anthem Contest after growing up with a love for horses and singing. She was a part of the Catalena Cowgirls in 2014 where she found a passion for opening rodeos and other equestrian events with the patriotic song.
“Getting to open a rodeo, an event where we pray first and honor this great country, with the National Anthem is something honorable to be a part of,” she said.
Beasley was pushed by a friend to enter the contest and never thought she would end up winning. Beasley did just that and in doing so, she earned her first trip to Las Vegas.
“To have the opportunity to experience my first trip, not only to the NFR but also Las Vegas, from the floor of the Thomas and Mack arena is overwhelming,” said Beasley.
She is looking forward to the energy and adrenaline that will be flowing throughout the arena from the contestants, animal athletes, and fans. The buzz of the Thomas and Mack during the NFR is unlike anything else.
To top off winning this contest, Beasley’s husband is a Veteran, and he will be attending the NFR by her side.
“This will be one of the first performances where I am introduced with his last name, it will be a huge moment for both of us,” she said.
There are 10 straight nights of rodeo in Las Vegas meaning there are 10 straight nights of the Star-Spangled Banner. Beasley will be singing to kick off Round 9.