Tenor Anthony Kearns will sing "God Bless America" as the guest of current NFC East Division leaders, the Washington Redskins, on Monday Night Football, December 7, 2015 as they host the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField in Landover, MD.
Mr. Kearns, who has performed in the world’s most prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl, said he is "thrilled to be performing for Redskins fans once again," especially when the Reskins play their historic rivals, the Dallas Cowboys.
Kearns previously performed at FedExField in 2012, singing "The Star-Spangled Banner," before kick-off at the Redskins v. Atlanta Falcons game.
In 1999, Kearns took the American television audience by storm as a member of the wildly-popular musical group, The Irish Tenors, with whom he has 10 CDs and five PBS specials. Their CDs have gone Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum.
Kearns has become well-known in the Washington, D.C. area as a solo artist. He has had the honor to sing for three U.S. Presidents, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Supreme Court Justices, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others.
In 2014, he sang at the National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol broadcast live on PBS. Last year he and the Tenors had two sold-out shows at The Strathmore. In May 2016, he will headline a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Most recently, Kearns performed at the pre-Mass concert for Pope Francis in Philadelphia, PA on September 27, 2015. Also he was a featured performer in an ABC/ Disney special production of the 2015 BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival in Chicago. The program is scheduled to air in 93% of the U.S. television market in December. (Check listings)
"Anthony Kearns and his music are a part of the holiday tradition for millions of Americans. It’s wonderful that the Washington Redskins have invited him back to FedExField to share his powerful and moving rendition of ‘God Bless America’ during one of the most exciting NFL match-ups of the year," said Kearns’ publicist Kirsten Fedewa.
Mr. Kearns’ participation in the game is being supported by Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, host of the annual winter walk-through spectacular, ICE!, with a new theme this year featuring "Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town."
ICE! is a nine-degree, colorful ice sculpture attraction filled with 16 different scenes that re-tell the holiday TV special. Thirty-five artisans from Harbin, China hand-carve more than two million pounds of ice to create the attraction.