Gladys Knight gave a show-stopping performance during A Capitol Fourth.
On Sunday (July 4), the Empress of Soul gave an impressive performance of her iconic hit single “Midnight Train To Georgia.” Adorn in a sparkly silver gown, the iconic singer performed from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
“Happy Independence Day America,” Knight said ahead of her show-stopping performance, which you can watch below.
— A Capitol Fourth (@July4thPBS) July 5, 2021
“Midnight Train To Georgia” is Knight’s No. 1 single and her most famous song of all and appeared on her 1973 LP, Imagination. The track won a GRAMMY-award for Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus.
A Capitol Fourth brought together with themes of love, hope, and patriotism and also featured performances from Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Pentatonix, Train, Jennifer Nettles, Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton, Ali Stroker, Auli’i Cravalho and more.
Additionally, Renée Fleming kicked off the celebratory event with a stunning rendition of The National Anthem.
Co-hosted by Vanessa Williams, the 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, America’s Independence Day celebration aired on Sunday, July 4 (8:00-9:30 p.m. EST) on PBS, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.
“I am so honored to be hosting A Capitol Fourth this year,” said host Vanessa Williams, “I first performed on this national July 4th TV tradition in 2005, and it has always held a special place in my heart.”
“As families and friends reunite and the county begins to open up this Fourth of July, we plan to bring you an exciting program with the greatest fireworks display in the nation, performances by the biggest stars and patriotic favorites,” executive producer Michael Colbert said in a press release.