There were presumably countless tears shed Tuesday night (January 10) during President Barack Obama‘s final speech to the nation as he prepares to move out of the White House. Thankfully, music was scheduled to soften the blow a little bit as the cathartic sounds of BJ The Chicago Kid’s rendition of the National Anthem filled the air. The event took place in Chicago, Obama’s former stomping grounds, and was attended by over 20,000 people. Watch a clip above and check out BJ’s post below.