Ohio Man Belts Out ‘Star Spangled Banner’ After Gymnasium Sound System Fails

Ohio man Trenton Brown sat down and casually went back to eating his popcorn after belting out one of the most inspiring versions of “The Star Spangled Banner” you’re ever going to hear, especially since the person singing it starts belting it out on the spot in a high school gymnasium after the sound system failed.

That was the scenario Friday night before the Waverly-Portsmouth boys basketball game. The crowd was told to stand for the anthem, but then there was no music. Three minutes went by, and then Trenton’s wife told him to sing it for the people gathered in the gymnasium.

“It got quiet and a little awkward then out of nowhere Ezekiel Brown’s dad Trenton steps up big time and sings with no mic, no music, just talent!” Johnny Futhey, who recorded the moment, said on Facebook.

Ezekiel’s Waverly squad won their season opener 75-44, and his dad has become a viral sensation who’s going to get some anthem work out of this one. You have to figure Trenton Brown will never have to pay for popcorn ever again at one of Waverly’s basketball games.

“Proud wife moment. Trenton didn’t hesitate to step up and sing!! This is what America is about folks,” Vickey Brown wrote on Facebook.

Just Wow! Audio wouldn’t work to play the National Anthem at tonight’s Waverly-Portsmouth West game. It got quiet and a little awkward then out of nowhere Ezekiel Brown’s dad Trenton steps up big time and sings with no mic, no music, just talent! Wow someone needs to sign this guy!

Posted by Johnny Futhey on Friday, December 4, 2020

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. Nice performance; but I hear that Colin Kaepernick and LeBron James are very disappointed in Mr. Brown. Both Kap and LeBron are BLM advocates who seem to believe that the anthem and the flag honor the worst nation in the history of the world. James Harden openly said: “We love China!” Have you ever heard an NBA player say: “I love the USA!” ?

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