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Musical performers announced for the 76th Major League Baseball All-Star Game
07/09/2005 10:07 AM ET
Motown R&B recording artist Brian McKnight will perform the United States National Anthem prior to the 2005 All-Star Game, July 12, at Comerica Park in Detroit. The Canadian All-Star Choir, a combination of three choirs from Windsor, Ontario, will perform the Canadian National Anthem. The Grammy Award winning Winans Family will join McKnight at the Midsummer Classic to perform God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch.

McKnight, a native of Buffalo, New York, arrived on the music scene in 1992 with his platinum-selling, self-titled debut album, which included the Billboard top single, "The Way Love Goes." After some time away from the music spotlight, McKnight has made a dynamic return with his 2005 album, Gemini.

With more than 12 years of music production and creation to his name, McKnight has sold more than 16 million records and has worked with musical greats such as Willie Nelson, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and Kenny G. McKnight has won American Music, Soul Train and NAACP Image Awards.

The Winans, often referred to as the First Family of Gospel Music, have won 31 Grammy Awards as a family and have been nominated for an additional 20 Grammy Awards. The Winans -- which include Carvin, Marvin, Daniel, Mike, Carvin Jr., Marvin Jr., Mike Jr. and Juan -- deliver fresh, cutting edge contemporary gospel tunes that have crossed over to the urban and pop charts, securing number one spots on the Billboard R&B charts.

The 76th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports and around the world by Major League Baseball International, with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). ESPN Radio will provide exclusive, national radio coverage, while MLB.com will provide extensive online coverage and MLB Radio will provide exclusive play-by-play coverage of the Midsummer Classic on the Internet.

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