There were plenty of musical performance highlights at WGNA's Countryfest 2019 this past Saturday but none, in my opinion, topped what our hometown American Idol Madison VanDenburg did to kick off the show.  In case you missed it in person, watch her rendition of The Star Spangled Banner and tell me the hairs on the back of your neck are not standing at full-on God Bless America attention!

All of it gave me chills. Her pitch perfect control. The beautiful red white and blue colors of the American flag waving proudly behind her on that enormous screen.  Seeing how respectful GNA Nation was standing at full attention.  Knowing that there were military vets and active duty members in attendance.  I can't think of a better way to kick off Countryfest.

Madison VanDenburg at only 17-years-old is a rising star in the music industry and she showed us why the world thinks so highly of her.

Chills....