Watch The Chicks Perform ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

The Chicks offered a harmony-filled performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to open the fourth and final night of the 2020…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 21, 2020


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The Chicks offered a harmony-filled performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to open the fourth and final night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire’s a cappella version of the National Anthem preceded Joe Biden’s closing speech, in which he accepted the nomination for President of the United States of America.

The Chicks aren’t the only musical artists to take part in this year’s DNC; Jennifer Hudson, Billie Eilish, John Legend, Maggie Rogers and more took part in the event earlier this week.

The Grammy-winning trio, who has been outspoken about politics for several years, recently earned a chart-topping album with the release of Gaslighter. The critically-acclaimed project is The Chicks’ first full-length release since 2006’s Taking The Long Way.

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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.