Las Vegasheadliner Marie Osmond will sing the national anthem prior to the March 10 Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

“As a NASCAR fan, I admire every element of this sport: the strategy, the choreography of a pit stop, the thrill of the race, but especially the blend of personalities of the drivers and their attention to their fans of every age,” Osmond said. “I’m honored and happy to be invited to open the Kobalt Tools 400 by singing the national anthem.”

The veteran American entertainer and NASCAR fan co-stars with brother Donny in Donny & Marie at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Donny & Marie is a non-stop, 90-minute show of live music, singing and dancing. The show, which plays five nights a week in the Flamingo Showroom, recently was voted “The Best Show inLas Vegas” and “Best Performers inLas Vegas” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

In the international spotlight starting at age three, Marie Osmond’s eclectic career spans five decades and includes recording, television, film and thousands of concerts. At age 12, Marie topped the Billboard country singles charts with her debut single, Paper Roses, in 1973. Paper Roses also crossed over into the top 10 in theU.S. (Billboard) and Canadian (RPM) pop music charts, cementing her place as one ofAmerica’s favorite entertainers. Since then, Osmond has recorded 35 LPs, earning a number of gold records and prestigious awards.

Osmond is the author of two New York Times best-sellers – Might As Well Laugh About It Now and Behind the Smile – and launched her Marie TV talk show on the Hallmark Channel in 2012.

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