Gladys Knight Gives Show-Stopping Performance Of “Midnight Train To Georgia” During ‘A Capitol Fourth’

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…

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Gladys Knight; Photo Courtesy of PBS

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.

“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.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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