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The Blackhawk anthem singer performed "Back Home Again in Indiana" on Sunday

by Austin Siegel /

Jim Cornelison returned to Indianapolis Motor Speedway to perform "Back Home Again in Indiana" at the Indy 500 on Sunday. Making his third appearance at one of the most famous races in sports, the Blackhawks anthem singer paid tribute to his home state with the famous song. 

Tweet from @IndyCaronNBC: Race fans, welcome back home in Indiana.@Anthem_Singer Jim Cornelison, alongside the @PurdueBands, perform "Back Home Again in Indiana." Watch the #Indy500 on @NBC:

Cornelison was joined by the Purdue University band to kick off the Indy 500 with the song that has marked the beginning of the race since 1946. Jim Nabors handled song duties from 1972 to 2014 with Cornelison taking on the role in 2017.

Cornelison wrote about his experience performing at the Indy 500 for in 2018.

Tweet from @NHLBlackhawks: Did you hear a familiar voice at the #Indy500?Take a behind-the-scenes look at #Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison's unforgettable experience at the race!



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