She returns home to give fans a perfect way to kick off the Big Game.
Ever since Super Bowl LIII was awarded to Atlanta, the NFL has been looking for big name performers. The halftime show has been swirling with controversy, so they couldn’t afford to mess up the singer for the National Anthem.
Today, they got it right.
Taking the mic to sing the National Anthem is seven-time Grammy Award-winner, and Atlanta native, Gladys Knight.
“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” said Knight, “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 has a legendary voice, a long list full of awards and smash hits including “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For”. Coupled with the fact that she’s from Atlanta made it a no brainer for organizers.
Super Bowl LIII kicks off on CBS of Sunday February 3rd.