Indy 500: Racing world reacts to Jim Cornelison singing 'Back Home Again in Indiana'


Jim Cornelison, singer of "Back Home Again in Indiana," as the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade passes through downtown Indianapolis, Saturday, May 26, 2018. The mid-day parade takes place a day before the Indy 500 mile race. (Photo: Robert Scheer/IndyStar)

Jim Cornelison just wrapped up his pre-Indy 500 performance of "(Back Home Again in) Indiana." It's the first pre-race performance of the song since the death of Jim Nabors, who performed the song before the 500 for five decades. 


Those watching took to Twitter to weigh in on how they thought Cornelison, who has performed the national anthem before Chicago Blackhawks hockey games since 2007, sang the song so dear to Hoosiers. Here's what people had to say:

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