16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Concert, American Family Insurance, Antonio Brown, BET, David Mann, Deion Sanders, DeSean Jackson, DeSean Jackson Foundation, Devon Still, DeWayne Woods, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Gayle Jackson, Gladys Knight, Holly Robinson Peete, Israel Houghton, Larry Fitzgerald, Natalie Grant, NFL Players' Gospel Choir, Rasad Jennings, Ray Lewis, Rodney Peete, Super Bowl XLIX, Tamela Mann, Tichina Arnold
The 16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will air on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) at 10 AM ET on BET and again at 2 PM ET on Centric.
ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/
[ Reprinted by The DeSean Jackson Foundation, 1/30/2015]
On Friday, January 30th, the 16th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will help kick off Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, AZ. The concert event and Super Bowl weekend favorite, has announced living legend Gladys Knight as its headlining performer and co-hosts – actress Holly Robinson Peete and retired NFL star, Rodney Peete.
Joining Ms. Knight and the Peetes for the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is an all-star lineup of entertainers (Tichina Arnold, Natalie Grant, Anthony Hamilton, Fred Hammond, Dave Hollister, Israel Houghton, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Mali Music, Donnie McClurkin, DeWayne Woods) and athletes (Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers, DeSean Jackson – Washington Redskins, Ray Lewis, Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals, Rashad Jennings – New York Giants, Deion Sanders, Devon Still – Cincinnati Bengals), as well as the acclaimed NFL Players Choir (featuring current and retired players).
This year’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is being made possible with gracious support from American Family Insurance. The evening will feature special tributes to gospel music legend Andrae Crouch and beloved sportscaster Stuart Scott. In addition, Hamilton and Hollister will join Woods for a never-before-seen performance of the new song, “Friend of Mine.”
For the past 16 years, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, which is one of only five NFL sanctioned Super Bowl weekend events, has brought together a sterling group of secular and Christian artists, along with superstar athletes, to uplift and inspire and to give back to the community. Each year SBGC donates a portion of its proceeds to local and national charity organizations.
Gayle Jackson, President, of the DeSean Jackson Foundation, encourages all of the Washington Redskins’ Nation, family and friends of the foundation founded by Mrs. Jackson and her son, DeSean Jackson, of the Washington Redskins, to view the gospel celebration when it airs on Super Bowl Sunday on BET at 10:00 a.m., if you are unable to attend the event. Tentative plans include an interview with DeSean Jackson that will be aired at that time.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.