Charlotte native Joshua King was chosen by the United States Tennis Association to sing "America the Beautiful" at the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships in New York.
King, 11, performed a cappella at the Arthur Ashe Stadium court on Sept. 1 before a sold-out crowd at the evening third-round matches.
King was selected to perform at the 2012 US open following an audition at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City in front of a panel of entertainment industry judges in June.
More than 150 children from across the country came to the Apollo to audition for the chance to sing at this year's US Open. Only 12 were selected to sing.
"Watching the tennis games and being a part of all of it was a lot of fun. At sound check, I got to sing a blues song I wrote. Singing at the US Open meant a lot to me. Music is my life. I was told my voice was heard around the world that night. Wow. The US Open gave me a chance to do something that was incredibly awesome. It was such a great feeling singing at the stadium. I want to do that again," said King.
The US Open is the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, with more than 710,000 fans in attendance and broadcasted to 180 countries and online to millions of viewers.
For more information about King and his upcoming appearances, please visit www.joshuaking.net.