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Jim Cornelison singing anthem at Chicago Bears game

A list of organizations Jim has performed for:

McDonalds, Boeing, Kraft, United Airlines, US Steel, BMO Harris Bank, Lexus, Rubbermaid, Jewel, Leo Burnett, Ace Hardware, Guaranteed Rate, USO, Wounded Warrior, Honor Flights, Easter Seals, Volunteers of America, Chicago Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Indiana Pacers, Colts, Indiana University, Notre Dame U, Northwestern U, U of Illinois, U of Kansas, InIndianapolis 500, Ryder Cup PGA, Monday Night Football, Nascar (chicagoland speedway), Indycar (Firestone grand prix), and more.

what people are saying

“That may have been my favorite national anthem ever!”

– Harry Connick Jr.

“Cornelison is more than a voice. He is a presence. He is the Statue of Liberty come to life”

– Kevin Paul Dupont, The Boston Globe

“Cornelison is widely considered the gold standard in anthem singing.”

– David Greene, NPR

“... the way his rousing rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' energizes hockey crowds at the United Center [is] further acknowledgment of Mr. Cornelison's rock-star status...”

– Dan McGrath, New York Times

“Jim's Gold Standard rendition of the national anthem has quickly become a hallmark of our Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race'"

– Scott Paddock – President, Chicagoland Speedway

“Jim perfectly captured the powerful emotion behind one of Race Day’s most iconic moments, and barely a day has gone by without a fan asking us to bring him back for next year’s race"

– J. Douglas Boles – President, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

“@NHLBlackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison never disappoints!”

– @NHLonNBCSports, Twitter.

“Jim Cornelison’s rendition of the National Anthem is timeless!”

– NHL on NBC

“Jim Cornelison’s anthem is like a bald eagle on steroids with a bazooka in each hand firing off freedom shells”

– Nascarcasm

“There is no better singer of our National Anthem – nobody – than the Chicago Blackhawks' peerless Jim Cornelison.”

– Chicago Sun Times

“You are a National Treasure!”

– Margaret Larson, Newday Northwest KING 5 Seattle

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Jim Cornelison’s Biography

Classically trained as an opera singer, Jim Cornelison has since become the official national anthem singer of the Chicago Blackhawks, beginning in the 2008-09 NHL season. Jim first gained international prominence singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 2009 NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, played in historic Wrigley Field. At the time it was one of the first professional hockey games ever played outdoors. His renown has continued to rise as the premiere anthem singer through eleven seasons with the Blackhawks – including three Stanley Cup Champion seasons, Jim becoming the new voice of “Back Home Again in Indiana” at the Indianapolis 500, NHL Winter Classic performances in 2014 and 2019, 2012 Ryder Cup closing ceremonies, various NFL games – including the opening game of the NFL’s 100th season, NASCAR races at Chicagoland Speedway, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and College Game Day, and many other Division 1 NCAA competitions.

Jim is seen regularly on NBCSN’s Mecum Auto Auctions. He has also appeared on the Harry Connick, Jr Show, the Today Show, the Colbert Report and with Scott Van Pelt on ESPN among others. NPR Morning Edition called Jim the “Gold Standard” of the national anthem and he has received acclaim from sources such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and many others. Margaret Larson of KING5 Seattle called him a “National Treasure” and Kevin DuPont of the Boston Globe “the Statue of Liberty come to life!”

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