Wednesday, November 14, 2012 , Updated 2:31 p.m., November 15, 2012
UPDATED: Ann Wilson of Heart sings anthem at Cowboys’ Thanksgiving game
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be there, but they'll just fake it.
ARLINGTON Ann Wilson of rock duo Heart is bringing her legendary pipes to Cowboys Stadium. Wilson will sing the national anthem prior to the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Redskins, according to a news release sent out Tuesday.
We found out a few weeks ago that Kenny Chesney will be the halftime performer for the game, which kicks off the Salvation Army’s 122nd Red Kettle campaign. Partnering with the Dallas Cowboys, the Salvation Army uses the annual halftime show to mark the beginning of the holidays and the time for bell ringers to go out with their kettles for donations.
UPDATE: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, directed by Jaap van Zweden, will perform the national anthem with Wilson before the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game. However, notes Scott Cantrell, the DSO musicians will not actually perform. They're pretending while a sound system plays. Wilson will legitimately sing.
According to a press release sent out Thursday, the original arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was created by Gary Fry especially for Wilson and the DSO. This will be the first time the DSO has "performed" (or not) at Cowboys Stadium.
Heart — “Barracuda”
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