NFL announces Atlanta legend will sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII

ATLANTA — The NFL announced Thursday morning that Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem before Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Knight, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner, was born and raised in Atlanta.

Knight, known as the Empress of Soul, is best-known for her No. 1 singles "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For.”