1 Updates

LeAnn Rimes Performs "Amazing Grace" at MLK "Dream" Speech Anniversary

Aug 28 2013, 10:42pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Singer LeAnn Rimes took to the podium Wednesday to deliver a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” in front of the thousands of people who descended upon...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

LeAnn Rimes Performs "Amazing Grace" at MLK "Dream" Speech Anniversary

Aug 28 2013, 10:42pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Singer LeAnn Rimes took to the podium Wednesday to deliver a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” in front of the thousands of people who descended upon Washington’s National Mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington that took place half a century ago.

The songstress took to Twitter on Tuesday expressing how privileged she felt to be included in the momentous day’s ceremonies.

“Do not know how I’m going to make it through singing Amazing Grace tmrw w/o crying,” Rimes tweeted. “I’m truly honored & humbled to be a part of tmrw’s event.”

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.

Breaking News | Celebrity News | More ABC News Videos

 

 

President Obama, as well as former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, members of the King family, lawmakers and civil rights leaders including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who spoke at the 1963 march, all spoke at the event hosted by television personalities Soledad O’Brien and Hill Harper.

Oprah Winfrey and actors Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker also made appearances, along with musical performances by BeBe Winans, Natalie Grant, Carvin Winans and Marvin Winans, Identity4Pop, Peter and Paul, and Minister Wintley Phipps.

In addition to being the golden anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, the date Aug. 28 holds special meaning to Rimes for personal reasons as well. It’s the singer’s 31st birthday.

"So many great things happened on Aug 28th,” she tweeted. “1. Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech 2. My bday lol 3. Honey Boo Boo was born LOVE IT.”

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Source: ABC News Radio

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Eight policemen killed in Egypt explosion
Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS) At least eight policemen were killed and four injured Tuesday in an explosion in Egypt's Sinai region, a security official said. The blast occurred when a police vehicle went over a planted...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Coach Orenga content with Spain's basketball World Cup performance
Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) Spanish basketball coach Juan Antonio Orenga said he was happy with his team's performance in the FIBA World Cup till date and was all praise for veteran Pau Gasol, who has been a star for the team...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Hateful content on Facebook bad for your brain
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Are you exposed to reading homophobic, racist, misogynistic or other hateful content on Facebook? It may have a harmful effect on your brain in the long run. According to a recent Italian study,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Two policemen killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul, Sep 2 (IANS) At least two policemen were killed and two others injured Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, an official said. "The attack took place in Ghani Khil district...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Rihanna pays £6k for nail technician
Rihanna has paid £6,000 for a manicure. The 'Rude Boy' singer, who is currently enjoying some time off from her busy schedule on her luxury yacht in the Mediterranean, flew out A-list nail technician Jenny Longworth to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kelly Brook: Simon Cowell thought I was a singer
Kelly Brook says Simon Cowell didn't know who she was when she was asked to appear on 'Britain's Got Talent'. The 34-year-old beauty starred as judge on the show in 2009, before she was unceremoniously dumped by the '...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Cee Lo Green tweets controversial rape views
Cee Lo Green has deleted his Twitter account after allegedly tweeting some controversial views on rape. According to an article on BuzzFeed, the 39-year-old singer posted several comments about the subject on his...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ariana Grande hits out at nude photo leak
Ariana Grande insists reported nude pictures of her are fake - because her bottom is ''a lot cuter'' in real life. The 'Problem' hitmaker took to her Twitter account this morning (02.09.14) to address rumors that a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ryan Fletcher opens up about Ashley Roberts romance
Lawson's Ryan Fletcher has opened up about his romance with Ashley Roberts. The bassist has confirmed that he's dating the former Pussycat Dolls singer - who was previously romantically linked with TV presenter Declan...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kanye West avoided dress disaster before wedding
Kanye West avoided a bridesmaid disaster before his wedding to Kim Kardashian. The rapper became a hero before he had even tied the knot with the brunette beauty at their May nuptials when he stepped in at the last...
Read more on Celebrity Balla