Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl

Friday, January 18, 2019
Gladys Knight to perform at Super Bowl
Legendary singer Gladys Knight will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl in Atlanta.

ATLANTA (WTVD) -- Gladys Knight has signed on to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl in Atlanta.

The 74-year-old singing legend is an Atlanta native who says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown.

Knight is a seven-time Grammy winner.

Gladys Knight and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Their song "Midnight Train to Georgia" was a No. 1 hit in 1973.

Maroon 5, Big Boi from Atlanta-based rap group Outkast, and Travis Scott will all perform during the halftime show. Super Bowl LIII takes place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3.