Thursday, January 20, 2005

Pair Thee Well: Super Bowl Music

Here's another little thing from

The performance slate for the Super Bowl pre-game festivities will bridge the generation gap, with Gretchen Wilson tapped to perform with the Charlie Daniels Band and Black Eyed Peas collaborating with Earth, Wind & Fire on Feb. 6 inside Jacksonville, Fla.'s ALLTEL Stadium.

Alicia Keys will perform "America the Beautiful," popularized by the late Ray Charles, who grew up in the Jacksonville area. Keys will be joined by 150 students from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, which Charles attended as a child. The students will accompany Keys with singing and perform the lyrics in sign language.

Before the contest, Kelly Clarkson and John Fogerty will perform as part of Fox's "NFL Tailgate Party" outside the stadium.