Mary J. Blige has been tapped to perform the National Anthem prior to the Dallas Cowboys against the Oakland Raiders on Thanksgiving Day.
The singer was selected due to her recent performance at Fenway Park for Game One of the 2013 World Series last month.
“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 game.”
Taking place inside the AT&T Stadium, the Dallas/Oakland game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. Central kickoff on CBS.
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