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Natalie Grant will be performing at the 50th Anniversary "Let Freedom Ring" Commemoration and Call to Action event in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The event, taking place at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013, commemorate Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech.
LeAnn Rimes, BeBe Winans and many others will be on hand to perform.
Congressman John Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx, and Forest Whitaker will be among the special speakers at the event.
"My father wanted his 'I Have a Dream' speech to inspire us to celebrate our common humanity," said King Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King in a press release. "Together with people across America and the world, we will pause to affirm the unity of people of all races, religions and nations, celebrating the anniversary of my father's speech with moments of reverence, moments of introspection and moments of joy."
Not too long after the event Grant will be releasing her newest album, Hurricane, on Oct. 15.
The single of the same name was the number one song on iTunes within hours of debuting in May and had high ratings on the Billboard and MediaBase charts.
"I've journeyed through a lot over the past three years," said Grant in a press release. "This record is full of my stories and is a reminder that no matter how dark the struggle may seem, I am not alone. And through writing these songs, I've been reminded that hope always wins."
"This record is full of music that is positive and bright, both musically and lyrically, which is almost the antitheses to how I have felt for the last few years, but it is the result of hope and faith", Grant continues. "Even when everything seems dark, my faith keeps the light on. I feel these songs help me to tell that truth in a fresh way."