Jessie James Decker and Family Enjoy ‘Special’ Day At MLB Field Of Dreams Game
Decker sang the National Anthem ahead of the game.
Jessie James Decker and Family; Photos via Instagram
Jessie James Decker took time off from her current tour to make her way to Dyersville, Iowa to sing the National Anthem ahead of Thursday’s MLB Field of Dreams game.
The singer/songwriter/personality brought her family, including her husband, Eric Decker, and children, Vivianne, Forrest, and Eric, along for the experience and documented their “special day” on social media for her 4.1 million followers to see.
Decker was on hand to perform The Star-Spangled Banner before the Chicago Cubs faced off against the Cincinnati Reds in the second annual game, which took place at the site where the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, was filmed.
“Today was special,” the two-time New York Times best-selling author captioned an Instagram post of her family’s day at the game.
The clip, set to Keith Urban’s 1999 hit, “Where the Blacktop Ends,” documents the family’s day, from their plane trip to Iowa, experience at the game and in the corn fields, and ends with sweet moments cuddling before their flight home.
For her performance, Decker sported white sneakers, black leggings, and a black t-shirt that reads “Is This Heaven?,” a reference to a line from the Field of Dreams film, which stars Kevin Costner.
Decker confidently belted out the National Anthem from home plate the players and fans in attendance stood to pay respect to the United States of America. Military planes flew overhead as she hit the high notes making for a chill-inducing moment.
Her performance earned praise from viewers, who complimented, “She killed it,” and “She blew the doors off” on social media.
Watch Decker Perform The National Anthem:
Jessie James Decker has performed the National Anthem during several high-profile sporting events, including the New York Mets game on September 11 of 2021 and the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series.
The Kittenish founder recently returned from Miami Swim Week where she strutted her stuff on the runway alongside several models to showcase the brand’s swim line.
She admitted she was “so nervous” to walk the runway and thanked the other women for making her feel “so confident” in her swimwear.
The “Should Have Known Better” singer also recently showcased a Kittenish try-on via Instagram, showing fans the new pieces the fashion line has to offer.
Decker is currently in the midst of her summer tour and will return to the road this weekend with shows set to take place in Houston, Texas (Aug. 12), Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Aug. 13), and Dallas, Texas (Aug. 14). Avery Anna will serve as direct support.
The tour is in support of her seven-track EP, The Woman I’ve Become. The project was released in 2021 and showcases Decker’s growth as an artist and songwriter.
“I have been waiting to figure out new music since 2017. I feel like it is the most vulnerable I have ever been before. So, I’m really excited for everyone to hear that side of my songwriting,” she told Country Now last year. “I have always written songs that were so true to myself in every scenario. From being in love or feeling like I wanted it to be super empowering to women.”
Fans can hear Jessie James Decker performing the songs from her EP on the road. Click HERE to see if she’s coming to a city near you.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.