Former equestrian rider, and current country music artist, Marlee Scott made some special appearances earlier this month at two of the country’s most prestigious horse racing events. Marlee sang the national anthem at the November 5th Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Breeders Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Members of the United States Army Golden Knights parachuted to the ground during her performance at the event.
On November 7th, Marlee served as the honorary host to the Kentucky Derby Prelude Party in downtown Nashville’s aVenue. She performed an a capella version of “My Old Kentucky Home” as part of the night’s events. The party raised money for the Blessings In A Backpack program, and other celebrities who were at the event included Rob Bironas, Laura Bell Bundy, Eddie George, Steve Holy, and, Danielle Peck.
Marlee, a Canadian-born singer, left her career as an equestrian rider to chase her dream as a singer in 2007. She was an accomplished rider in Ontario in her teenage years. She retired from competitive racing to pursue her dream as a country artist.