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The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers in game one of the World Series by a score of 3-2 last night.

But country music fans were the true winners, as American Idol champion Scotty McCreery opened the Fall Classic with a performance of the Star-Spangled banner. With an album currently in the top five on the Billboard 200, life is pretty good for this young, rising star.

Listen to him honor the country below:

Scotty McCreery National Anthem Performance