The 2017 World Series is underway and this year's matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros features a clash two of the league's most well-rounded teams. It's also a battle between two of America's musical hotbeds and the National Anthem performances are a reflection of their markets.
Gospel singer and Compton, CA native Keith Williams Jr. performed the National Anthem at Game One of the World Series in Los Angeles on Monday night, which the Dodgers won 3-1. Williams earned high praise for his performance, which he ended with a soaring falsetto on the final verse. Check out video of his rendition below.
On Wednesday, the Dodgers announced that country music star Brad Paisley will be performing the anthem for Game Two from Chavez Ravine. Watch video of his performance below.
The Houston Astros have announced the slate of National Anthem singers at Minute Maid Park for games 3, 4 and 5 and the performers are tribute to the heroes in the community. At Game 3 on Friday, Master Sgt. Promise Harris of the Texas Air National Guard will perform the anthem, an encore of her performance at Game 2 of the ALCS. The Houston Police Department Quartet will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Game 4 on Saturday night and country music star Clay Walker will perform the anthem at the Astros' final home game of the World Series on Sunday.
As the World Series returned to Los Angeles for Game 6, the Dodgers tapped LAPD officer Rosalind Curry for the National Anthem. For Game 7, a quartet of LAPD officers sang "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Watch all of the World Series National Anthem performances below.