Here’s a look at the scheduled gameday entertainment for Sunday night’s game against New England:
Popular HLN anchor, New York Times Best Selling Author, and emerging country artist Robin Meade is the longtime host of “Morning Express with Robin Meade” and a singer-songwriter releasing her sophomore album. She will be performing the national anthem before Sunday’s game. Her new album “Count on Me” was released in June, reaching #29 on Billboard’s Heatseaker’s chart. Meade penned 7 of the 12 songs, produced by Victoria Shaw (Lady Antebellum). “Count On Me” features appearances by platinum-seller Lee Brice, veteran chart-topper Kenny Loggins (as part of Blue Sky Riders) & blues artist Keb’ Mo’. A huge compliment: HLN brass loved Robin’s song “Here For You” so much, they licensed it for the networks promotional campaign. Meade’s musical recording debut “Brand New Day” (2011) reached #24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and garnered strong praise. Before her own releases, Meade was featured on Jim Brickman’s “Welcome Home”, a song that also won her a standing ovation at the Grand Ole Opry.
Sunday’s Color Guard is under the command of Cadet Lieutenant Sean Lago carrying the American Flag. Lago is a senior at Jefferson County High School and upon graduation he is looking forward to attending college to study Engineering on a NROTC Scholarship. His goal is to become a Naval Officer. He is the son of Sean Lago and Sabrina Nelson of Killeen, Texas. Cadet Ensign Deric Gibbons is carrying the Georgia Flag. Gibbons is a senior at Jefferson County High school and hopes to attend Clark Atlanta or Morehouse College on a NROTC scholarship. His goal is to become a Naval Officer working in the medical field. He is the son of Latoya and Deric Gibbons of Wadley, Ga. The two Rifle Bearers are Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Nick Roberts and Cadet Petty Officer Third Class Raheem Burke. Roberts is a senior at Jefferson County High School and hopes to attend Tuskegee Institute on a NROTC Scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering. His goal is to become a Naval Nuclear Power Officer. He is the son of Sue Wren of Wrens, Ga. Burke is a junior at Jefferson County High School and his plans for college are undecided, but he does intend to join Navy after school. He is the son of Jackie Irby and John Burke of Wrens, Ga.
Ford will be presenting a special halftime performance by King BMX that includes our own Freddie Falcon. Led by founder Keith King, King BMX Stunt Shows is one of the top stunt shows in the nation and have performed at events which include several NASCAR races, NBA and NFL halftimes and countless state fairs while touring around the entire country. King BMX was also a Top 48 selection out of 78,000 contestants on the hit NBC television show “America’s Got Talent.”