Mary J. Blige Set To Perform The National Anthem Prior To Cowboys Thanksgiving
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Grammy Award winning
singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist, Mary J. Blige will perform the
National Anthem prior to the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game on Thursday,
Nov. 28. The traditional holiday match-up at AT&T Stadium pits the Cowboys
against the Oakland Raiders in a 3:30pm Central kickoff on CBS TV.
Mary J. Blige, who performed the National Anthem at Fenway Park prior to Game
One of the 2013 World Series, recently released her first-ever holiday album,
A Mary Christmas, with sixteen-time Grammy winning record producer David
"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 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
Blige has sold over 50 million records, which includes eight multi-platinum
albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus 29 nominations) and four American Music
Awards. A Mary Christmas is Blige's 11^th studio album.
SOURCE Verve Records; Dallas Cowboys
Contact: Brett Daniels, Dallas Cowboys, Ddaniels@dallascowboys.net
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