Mary J. Blige is set to perform the National Anthem to kick off the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game on Thursday, November 28.
The Grammy-Award winning singer, songwriter and ESSENCE Fest Alum performed the National Anthem at the Fenway Park to open Game One of the 2013 World Series and has been asked to give an encore of her exceptional rendition of the anthem at tomorrow's game.
"After hearing Mary perform the National Anthem during the World Series, we could not think of a better singer to invite to our Thanksgiving Day game to deliver the anthem," said Charlotte Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. "Her stirring rendition of the anthem on that national stage was moving. With the nation's football fans focused on AT&T Stadium for our traditional holiday game, we wanted an entertainer that could deliver just that type of performance to kick off what will be a great game."
The traditional holiday game at the AT&T Stadium will see the Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders go head to head in a 3:30 PM central kickoff on CBS TV.
Mary J. Blige recently released her first holiday album A Mary Christmas. She will star alongside Jennifer Hudson and Jacob Latimore in Black Nativity which hits theaters today.