Isaac Bryant is from a small town in Ohio, and he was representing his high school in a district wrestling championship when he was unexpectedly called upon to represent his entire country.
Bryant, a 17-year-old high school junior, had been catching a few z’s right before the match, and they were just waiting for the American national anthem to play via the PA system before the tournament would begin.
That’s when a glitch caused the arena sound system to malfunction. Due to a failed connection, the recorded version of the music would not play.
🇺🇸 SO BEAUTIFUL! 🇺🇸There was no one to sing the National Anthem ahead of the Division III District Wrestling Championship match in Troy — so a high school wrestler stepped in.
So, the announcer asked whether any of the attendees would step forward to do the honors by singing the national anthem in front of everyone.
Now Bryant had some interest in the music of Hank Williams and some singing experience. He was quite the country music fan. His interest in music had led him to start singing in grade 8, and he had joined the choir upon entering high school.
Besides that, he was typically a fairly soft-spoken teen.
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Which is probably why when Bryant’s friend shook him awake and told him, “You sing,” the budding vocalist was able to muster up enough nerve to take up the microphone and take a chance on his vocals.
The young country singer’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was captured on video for posterity, and it betrays his rich intonations that stem from a deep love of singing.
Have a listen to Bryant’s rendition for yourself:
The crowd was seriously impressed. After the video was posted on the internet, listeners from far and wide couldn’t get enough of it. The recording garnered literally hundreds of thousands of views, and major media started picking up the story.
In an interview with Inside Edition, Bryant explained how he first fell in love with singing, “I’d always been around music my entire life […] That was when I really knew that ‘hey, this could be something I might be really good at,’ so I started singing a lot more country music.”
Bryant was more than happy to expand his repertoire to express love for his country, America. It was a gesture of patriotism that Bryant was proud to extend.
A video of Ohio high school student wrestler Isaac Bryant went viral after wowing the crowd with his volunteer performance of the National Anthem before a match. Bryant and his parents joined "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to share the story and the wrestler performed his rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner." https://fxn.ws/2VJpQK3
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“I’m American, and anything that I can do to help American and not worry about myself for a little bit—and help the stars and stripes—is the right thing to do.”
Following his minute of internet fame, Bryant was called upon yet again to sing for his country, this time for the Medal of Honor recipients in Washington, D.C.
With all of the attention, Bryant has become a little bit famous. He says that now he has to hide under a baseball cap to avoid getting noticed while he’s out with his friends.
Although he doesn’t have any major plans to further his singing career, he says that he and his granddad might try to start playing bluegrass music at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center in Kentucky.
We wish the best of luck to you both!