For the past several years, the LSGTPA teams and pulling fans have been treated to some of the finest performers in the country, during the National Anthem presentations. Many of these talented performers go on to musical careers. The LSGTPA organizers take pride in the accomplishments of the LSGTPA National Anthem alumni, and we like to salute each and every one of the artists who bless us with their talents.
The 2016 National Anthem class began with the season opener performance in Cooper, Texas at the Delta County Fair & Livestock Show. Local talent Shawna Spangler, was recruited from the area's Three Rusty Nails Church choir, and delivered and amazing performance of our National Anthem. Spangler's powerful vocals produce an outstanding rendition of the National Anthem, combining a country tone with a touch of gospel.
|Shawna Spangler performs the National Anthem during LSGTPA opening ceremonies.|
|Shawna Spangler is presented an honorary pulling trophy, for her National Anthem performance in Cooper.|
|Grace Johnson performs the National Anthem during LSGTPA opening ceremonies in Bonham.|
|Grace Johnson is presented an honorary pulling trophy for her National Anthem presentation in Bonham.|
The LSGTPA teams returned to Bonham, and to another familiar performer, during the Battle At Bonham event. This was a great event with an awesome crowd, and the opening ceremonies started the show in awesome fashion with Bailey Melvin at the microphone. The talented Melvin has performed for the LSGTPA events for several years, and is one of the team favorites for her outstanding performances. Melvin has an amazing range with vocals that flow effortlessly during her National Anthem performances. Melvin is a McKinney High School student, and select choir member, performing at area venues throughout the year. The LSGTPA is proud of her accomplishments, and look forward to seeing her at future events as her schedule allows.
|Bailey Melvin delivers an outstanding National Anthem performance at Powder Creek Park.|
|Bailey Melvin is awarded an honorary pulling trophy, for her outstanding National Anthem performance.|
|Performing artist Bailey Melvin|
The LSGTPA tour would roll into Bartlett, Texas for the Old Town Festival pull in midsummer. Local talent Rebecca Beam would be presenting the National Anthem, and did an outstanding job on behalf of the Bartlett ISD and event organizers. Her performance in the heat of the day, would kick off a great day of LSGTPA pulling action in Bartlett.
As the LSGTPA season began to wind down, the teams rolled into Farmersville, Texas for one of the favorite events of the year. Old Time Saturday marks the beginning of cooler weather in Texas, but the pulling action was just heating up. Farmersville fans have seen some incredible performances in recent years during the National Anthem presentation, and 2016 was no exception as the talented Victoria Leigh took to the track to salute the flag. The up and coming performer Leigh, was to perform at the Wylie Opry in the area, and was able to stop by for the LSGTPA National Anthem. Her outstanding performance, was another one to remember for the Farmersville fans and pulling teams. Leigh has a smooth voice with a classical country vibe, adding a unique sound to the National Anthem. Leigh is a regular performer at area venues such as Wylie Opry. Check out more from Victoria Leigh at Victoria Leigh Music
|Victoria Leigh delivers an amazing National Anthem performance during the LSGTPA event in Farmersville.|
|Victoria Leigh is presented an honorary pulling trophy for her LSGTPA National Anthem performance.|
|Texas performing artist Victoria Leigh|
The LSGTPA 2016 season finale was contested at the Hopkins County Civic Center Arena in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The closing act for the LSGTPA teams was opened by performing artist Sadie Evans. Evans is an area talent, who was performing at the Help-A-Child benefit with The Stone Groove Band. Evans has a wide range of vocal talent, capable of bluesy tunes, country twang, or southern rock. The multi talented Evans, performs in various productions and events throughout the state. Evans was selected as the 2016 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen, and was chosen to perform for the Six Flags Holiday In The Park concerts. More on this rising talent can be found at Sadie Evans Music on Facebook and YouTube. We look forward to hearing more from this rising star ! See more on Sadie Evans at Sadie Evans Music .