Raise your hand if you thought crossover music star Taylor Swift was from Nashville.
Well, to everyone with their hands raised: She’s not. Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, and as a 12-year-old youngster, sang the national anthem at a 2002 Philadelphia 76ers game at the former First Union Center, current Wells Fargo Center.
Lucky for us, there’s video.
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Swift donned an American flag sweatshirt and headband and showcased her powerhouse voice in her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
(Editor’s note: While the header to the video says "Taylor Swift at twelve years old", Swift was 11 at the time she sang the anthem)