Watch Jennifer Nettles Perform ‘Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin” on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

Jennifer Nettles celebrated Independence Day with a performance on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth on Sunday (July 4).  Nettles performed “Oh,…


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Jennifer Nettles; Photo Courtesy PBS

Jennifer Nettles celebrated Independence Day with a performance on PBS’ A Capitol Fourth on Sunday (July 4). 

Nettles performed “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” from the 1943 musical, Oklahoma!. Nettles recently released a cover of the song on her brand new, Broadway inspired album, Always Like You.

“Broadway is getting ready to reopen,” Nettles said of ahead of her performance. “The audiences will soon be filling the seats and the bright lights we now see again are a symbol of a renewed spirit of hope and optimism, not just for today but for our tomorrow.”

Re-live her soaring performance below. 

A Capitol Fourth brought together with themes of love, hope, and patriotism and also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Gladys Knight, Train, Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton, Ali Stroker, Auli’i Cravalho and more.

Additionally, Renée Fleming kicked off the celebratory event with a stunning rendition of The National Anthem.

Co-hosted by Vanessa Williams, the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration aired on Sunday, July 4 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EST) on PBS, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.