Chris Botti's Trumpet Version of the National Anthem Makes an NFL Star Cry
By Sophie Schillaci
We've heard it countless times before – but never like this.
Grammy-winning trumpet player and composer Chris Botti performed the National Anthem on Monday night ahead of the National Football League's Colts-Giants matchup. Performing in his signature style – all trumpet, no vocals – Botti delivered a wow-worthy, must-see version of the song. Watch below.
Speaking to ESPN post-game about his watery-eyed close-up, Wayne said: "It's an emotional game, man, and sometimes it comes out… An old wise guy once told me you shouldn't hold back your tears. Tonight was a night with the tears."
And in case you're wondering: Wayne's Colts earned the win on Monday night at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium.