‘Inside Louisville’ features D’Corey Johnson, who’s impromptu singing of the national anthem opened doors to TV appearances and music career
For Release: 08/30/23 9:38 AM
What started as an impromptu song on the morning announcements at Bates Elementary School has led to international fame and stardom for Louisville’s D’Corey Johnson.
Since his video singing the national anthem went viral two years ago, the now 11-year-old D’Corey Johnson has secured a spot touring in Dionne Warwick’s Hits the Musical; performed the national anthem at the Daytona 500, several NFL games, and Churchill Downs; and most recently competed on America’s Got Talent.
It all started at the Louisville Central Community Center. We take a look inside the West End program that is helping cultivate some of the best talent in Louisville.
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Inside Louisville, hosted by Kelsey Starks, is a KET production that features conversations with Louisville’s biggest newsmakers and personalities, celebrating the people, places and traditions that make the River City such a vibrant and diverse community. The half-hour weekly program also features stories that explore Kentucky’s largest city, spotlighting its neighborhoods, nightlife and noteworthy attractions.
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