Jennifer Nettles; Photo Courtesy of PBS
Jennifer Nettles; Photo Courtesy of PBS

Jennifer Nettles Celebrates Independence Day With Performance Of Broadway Musical Hit

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

Live from the famed Town Hall in New York City’s Times Square alongside Broadway Inspirational Voices, the Sugarland singer performed an iconic track called “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” from the 1943 musical, Oklahoma!. The song is the opening number from the Broadway musical, which is originally performed by Curly McLain, in the first scene of the musical. 

“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.”

Nettles recently released a cover of the song on her brand new, Broadway inspired album, Always Like You.

Watch the singer perform the iconic song in celebration of Independence Day 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, Jennifer Nettles, 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.

“I am so honored to be hosting A Capitol Fourth this year,” said host Vanessa Williams, “I first performed on this national July 4th TV tradition in 2005, and it has always held a special place in my heart.”

“As families and friends reunite and the county begins to open up this Fourth of July, we plan to bring you an exciting program with the greatest fireworks display in the nation, performances by the biggest stars and patriotic favorites,” executive producer Michael Colbert said in a press release.

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