Gladys Knight Set to Perform the National Anthem at 2019’s Super Bowl LIII.

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

Gladys Knight by Dwight McCann / CC BY-SA 2.5

Gladys Knight is set to perform the national anthem at 2019’s Super Bowl LIII.

Knight is a seven-time Grammy award winner and will be singing at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in her hometown of Atlanta. Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott have been announced to perform during the halftime show.

In a statement released by Knight, she writes, “I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life…I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us.”

The show will air February 3rd on CBS.

Photo: Gladys Knight by Dwight McCann / CC BY-SA 2.5 / Cropped from original