Rascal Flatts, Usher to perform NBA Finals national anthems

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Country group Rascal Flatts and eight-time Grammy winner Usher will perform the national anthem before the NBA Finals games in Cleveland.

Rascal Flatts will have the honors before Game 3 on Tuesday night. Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus, members of the trio that has sold nearly 23 million albums and had 15 No. 1 songs, are from Ohio. Joe Don Rooney is the third member.

The NBA says Monday that Usher, who became a Cavaliers part-owner in 2005, will follow in Game 4 on Thursday.

Usher has sold more than 65 million albums, with songs such as ''Yeah!'' among his hits.

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