The Voice season 21 winners, Girl Named Tom, lent their beautiful sibling harmonies to “America the Beautiful” during pre-race ceremonies for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 29 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Girl Named Tom, consisting of siblings Caleb, Joshua and Bekah Liechty earned the distinction of being the first trio to win The Voice. Coached by Kelly Clarkson, who previously sang the national anthem three times at the Indianapolis 500, the trio earned her fourth victory as a coach.
While the singing group calls the small town of Pettisville, Ohio, its hometown, the three members have strong Indiana ties. The sibling trio moved to South Bend, Indiana, last year, and both Caleb and Joshua graduated from Goshen College before forming Girl Named Tom with their little sister, Bekah.
Watch Girl Named Tom’s gorgeous rendition of “America The Beautiful” below.
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Girl Named Tom is currently on tour, and recording new music
GNT just finished a two day sold out stint in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their winter/spring tour continues in Hopewell, Virginia on on June 1. Check out their tour dates HERE.
Girl Named Tom recently spent a week in a Los Angeles studio, recording new music. The band already released its first single, “Barrier Island,” independently in November 2019 and its first EP, Another World, the following month. On New Year’s Day 2021, a second single, “Backup Plan,” was released. In February 2021, GNT released its first album, Hits from the Road, an album of covers. In addition, a holiday single, “No Snow for Christmas,” was released the day after The Voice finale, under Republic Records.
Dancing with the Stars season 25 winner Jordan Fisher sang the National Anthem
Dancing with the Stars season 25 winner, Jordan Fisher sang the National Anthem before the race. He won DWTS in in 2017 with pro-partner Lindsay Arnold.
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The Voice coach Blake Shelton served as Indy 500 Grand Marshal
And last but not least, Blake Shelton, country music star and coach on The Voice served as grand marshal for the race. As grand marshal, Blake gave the traditional command for drivers to report to their cars during the official pre-race ceremonies and walk the Indy 500 red carpet.
Blake visited the Racing Capital of the World as a guest of NTT Indycar Series driver Jimmie Johnson. The two collaborated on the design Johnson will use on his helmet on Race Day.