The "Voice of the Tigers" may have a place on NBC's "The Voice" upon retirement.
Jim Hawthorne, the long-time play-by-play commentator for LSU sports, will sing the national anthem Saturday before the LSU Baseball team's game against Missouri. Hawthorne, who first started calling LSU games back in 1979, has a hidden talent that most LSU fans probably don't know about, but he'll show it off this weekend.
Hawthorne released a country album back in 2005 titled "Country Memories." Here he is performing "I'll Leave This World Loving You," a song made famous by Ricky Van Shelton in the 1980s:
This weekend will mark the final regular season baseball series Hawthorne will call at Alex Box Stadium. Hawthorne plans to retire next year following the 2015-16 LSU Basketball season, bringing to an end a nearly 40-year career broadcasting Tiger sporting events over the radio waves.
As the "Voice of the Tigers," Hawthorne has been on the broadcast for all six of LSU's national championships in baseball, two national titles in football and three Final Four appearances for the men's basketball team.
Perhaps now in his post-LSU life, he'll find more time to show off those smooth vocals we'll all get to hear firsthand this weekend.
Jim Hawthorne to sing anthem before LSU game
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