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Chris Botti's Trumpet Version of the National Anthem Makes an NFL Star Cry

4 November 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Forget the football, it's this lyric-less performance that had everyone talking on Monday night.

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.

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The performance earned high praise on social media Monday night and even moved Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne to tears.

Reggie Wayne was emotional during that beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. #Mnf pic.twitter.com/IFRAQey1vS

— Espn Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) November 4, 2014

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Speaking to Espn post-game about his watery-eyed close-up, Wayne said: "It's an emotional game, man, and sometimes »

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Chris Botti's Rendition of the National Anthem Brings NFL Player to Tears

4 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sometimes, the latest viral video is a dog wearing a hat, or a baby who looks like she's breakdancing. Today, however, one of the viral videos making the rounds isn't funny at all - it's just a beautiful rendition of a song you've heard dozens of times before. Chris Botti, a Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, played the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Nov. 3 Colts-Giants game. His understated delivery of the national anthem aired on Monday Night Football, and the day after people are taking notice of his moving performance. They're also talking about Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who was so »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Chris Botti's Rendition of the National Anthem Brings NFL Player to Tears

4 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sometimes, the latest viral video is a dog wearing a hat, or a baby who looks like she's breakdancing. Today, however, one of the viral videos making the rounds isn't funny at all - it's just a beautiful rendition of a song you've heard dozens of times before. Chris Botti, a Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, played the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Nov. 3 Colts-Giants game. His understated delivery of the national anthem aired on Monday Night Football, and the day after people are taking notice of his moving performance. They're also talking about Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who was so »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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This Trumpet Player's Performance of the National Anthem Moved People to Tears

3 November 2014 7:16 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

When trumpet player Chris Botti performed the National Anthem at MetLife Stadium on Monday, people became emotional - especially Indianapolis Colts player Reggie Wayne, who cried as Botti played. The performance came during Monday Night Football as the Colts played the New York Giants, and fans quickly took to social media to congratulate Botti on his incredible rendition of the song. He's a Grammy-winning musician, and it's safe to say he left quite an impression on the crowd, the players, and fans watching at home. Check out the beautiful performance above, then watch more must-see viral videos. Source: Twitter user WTHRcom Source: Twitter user Espnnfl »

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’20 Feet From Stardom’ DVD Review

24 July 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Lou Adler, Stevvi Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Carole Childs, Amy Christian, Kyliyah Clayton | Written and Directed by Morgan Neville

Living in a world obsessed with celebrity when a star is singing on the stage it’s often them that get all the attention, neither they nor their managers would have it any other way really. In 20 Feet From Stardom though we take a look at the singers who often stand in the shadows, either happy to just have their chance to sing and do what they love, or maybe sharing a dream that one day they will be that person in the spotlight and fame will be theirs.

In many ways it’s sad that music is becoming too often about the show and less about the voices. The backing singers have a very important job and they often hold the song »

- Paul Metcalf

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