Lauren Hart

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Lauren Hart (born January 10, 1967) is a professional recording artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is best known for performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" prior to Philadelphia Flyers games, the team for which her father Gene Hart was the long-time television and radio announcer for 29 years, and also performing a duet of "God Bless America" with a taped version of Kate Smith on several occasions, especially big games, among them games in the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. In a 2005 Hockey News poll, she was voted the best anthem singer in NHL history.[1]

Hart performed "God Bless America" during the first intermission of the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012.


  1. ^ Caldwell, Dave (January 15, 2007). "With Each Anthem Sung, Family's Philadelphia Legacy Carries On". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 

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