Trace Adkins to sing national anthem; Billy Ray Cyrus and Voices of Service join together at halftime
Fans headed to Nissan Stadium for Sunday’s Tennessee Titans “Salute to Service” game will be treated to two star-studded musical performances honoring the nation’s service men and women.
ACM and CMT award-winning singer and actor Trace Adkins will sing the national anthem prior to the 12 p.m. kickoff, with members of the military on the field with him and a special flyover from the 101st Airborne Division.
Adkins has made his mark on the country-music industry with over 11 million in album sales and is known around the world for his hits such as “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Every Light in the House.” The Grand Ole Opry member recently announced that he would join fellow country music star Blake Shelton in his upcoming “Friends and Heroes 2020” tour in 16 markets across the United States. Also known to grace the silver screen, Adkins’ plays a grandiloquent former general in the new film “Badland,” which was just released in select theaters and on Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV on Nov. 1.
Multi-platinum selling recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus will perform at halftime with Voices of Service, the singing quartet made up of active-duty Army military members and veterans who rose to national fame after advancing to the finale of NBC competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” Cyrus will join the quartet in a rendition of “Some Gave All,” which they performed together at the AGT finale in September.
“Some Gave All” was the title of Cyrus’ debut album in 1992, which included his classic hit, “Achy Breaky Heart.” “Old Town Road,” his recent collaboration with Lil Nas X, rose to the No. 1 spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart and is nominated for four awards at the Nov. 24 American Music Awards.
Voices of Service, comprised of members Ron Henry, Christal Rheams, Jason Hanna and Caleb Green, was formed through the Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO), which works to provides military members with opportunities to further their careers in the music industry. The group finished in fifth place on AGT and inspired millions around the country by raising awareness for post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues facing active military members and veterans.
Adkins, Cyrus and Voices of Service join a robust list of artists who have performed at Titans games during the 2019-2020 season, including country music stars Sara Evans and Brett Young, “TrailerTrap” singer Blanco Brown and internet sensation Mason Ramsey.