Last year, Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist St. Vincent showed her patriotism by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a mini-documentary directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz. Now, Annie Clark has recorded her own guitar-based version of the National Anthem in an NFL advertisement that you may have already seen during the Olympics.

“So I decided to do a version that was a little bit bendy, and a little bit manic, or off-kilter to represent the idea of what it means to be American, and how we’re going to be the best version of ourselves in the future in the kind of turbulent times in which we live.”

Watch Annie play her signature model and talk about how much she loves the Dallas Cowboys in this behind-the-scenes clip, and then check out the advertisement below.


Watch Annie discuss the creation of her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.

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