Jewel to sing national anthem at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 fans will hear Jewel sing the national anthem before this year's race.

The singer-songwriter has sold 27 million albums worldwide since her debut in 1995 and has been nominated twice for Grammy Awards. Her latest studio album, "Sweet and Wild," is scheduled for a June 8 release.

Race organizers made the announcement Wednesday.

Jewel also has performed at USO concerts for the American military around the world.

This year's race is scheduled for May 30.

Among the previous celebrities who have sung the national anthem on race day were Miss America Katie Stam, two-time "Dancing With The Stars" champion Julianne Hough and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.