NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum will replace Mary J. Blige and sing the national anthem before the Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game Sunday night.
In a release Thursday, the Jets said the NFL informed them of the change because Blige had “a conflict.”READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: FBI Says Body Found In Grand Teton National Park Believed To Be Missing Long Island Woman
The team announced earlier this week several plans to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks before the game and at halftime.
– Fans will receive an American flag as they enter MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, and children of first responders will serve as honorary team captains.READ MORE: Public School 79 In East Harlem To Remain Closed Due To COVID-19 Cluster; Remote Learning In Place Until Sept. 28
– Bagpipers representing the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD will perform “Amazing Grace.”
– At halftime, Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro will narrate during a moment honoring family members of 9/11 victims.
– John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting will also perform an acoustic, piano version of “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which became an anthem for many after the terrorist attacks.
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