By Paula Ebben, WBZ-TVBy Paula Ebben

BOSTON (CBS) — She’s a hometown girl who is about to play the hometown show of a lifetime.

Wrentham’s own Ayla Brown will perform with the Boston Pops on Independence Day, and she is seriously excited.

“It’s so cool I get to be on stage with the Boston Pops doing one of my own songs. I never thought this day would come,” says Brown, the daughter of former Senator Scott Brown.

This will actually be her 2nd outing with the Pops. In 2006 she performed the National Anthem.

“I was 17, right off American Idol and I remember walking up on that stage and seeing almost a million people. That’s when it all sunk in for me that this was the most incredible moment I’ve ever had on a stage before, and this year I know it’s going to be even better,” she says. “I want to definitely bring my “A” game. I don’t want there to be any nerves, but I know there will be. People are going to be hanging out their windows watching the show, they’re going to be up on the bridge, they’re going to be across the river, they’re going to be watching from their office buildings.”

Of course, this year’s concert is also happening with the Boston Marathon tragedy still fresh in our minds.

“Boston went through so much these past few months. I want people to have a great time, and I want people to come away from this experience knowing Boston is stronger than ever,” says Brown.

Ayla will perform three songs on the 4th. She also has a new album out called “Heroes and Hometowns,” and recently played her first show at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

You can see all the excitement and the fireworks extravaganza on Thursday right here on WBZ-TV starting at 7pm.


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