Over the weekend, the NFL revealed who would be performing the half time show during the upcoming Super Bowl. They revealed that Maroon 5 will be the headliners of the performance, with Big Boi and Travis Scott singing alongside them.
Now, the NFL has made another exciting announcement. They revealed who would be singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII.
The National Anthem will be performed by beloved, seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer Gladys Knight. The choice is appropriate considering the game will be played in her hometown of Atlanta!
Knight, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, will be taking center field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. She said that she is "proud" to be representing her country and following in the footsteps of Aretha Franklin, Cher, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, and several other famous singers.
Knight said, "I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta. The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year."
Gladys Knight is a highly decorated singer-songwriter and has several No. 1 hits in several different genres. Her music has spanned pop, Gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary. Perhaps her best-known songs have been "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."
Now, the 74-year-old will achieve another major accomplishment in her music career- singing the National Anthem ahead of the most-watched sporting event of the year.
What do you think about the NFL's selection for this year's Super Bowl National Anthem singer? Will you be watching Gladys Knight perform?! Let us know! In other recent news, an Olympic athlete is in mourning after her father died at the young age of 59. Please keep him in your prayers.