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Andy Grammer to sing national anthem before Game 1 of World Series

Andy Grammer will perform the national anthem at Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.
Andy Grammer will perform the national anthem at Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium. ABC

Pop star Andy Grammer will perform the national anthem Tuesday night before Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium.

Grammer, a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, has released two albums since 2011. His most recent album, “Crazy Beautiful,” was released in May 2013 and included his biggest hit, “Honey, I’m Good,” which cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Grammer is a contestant on this season’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

The “God Bless America” performer will be United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Keisha Gwin, a vocalist with the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America.

Neither the anthem performer nor the “God Bless America” performer for Game 2 has been announced.

For the first two games of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium, Major League Baseball chose two singers with no Kansas City roots to perform the national anthem: country singer Trisha Yearwood before Game 1, and “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips before Game 2.

For Games 6 and 7, however, MLB chose two of Kansas City’s music treasures: the Kansas City Symphony and opera singer Joyce DiDonato, a Prairie Village native.

Timothy Finn: 816-234-4781, @phinnagain

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