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Grammy-nominated Christian artist Natalie Grant performed at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Wednesday to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King.
Grant sang "I Love the Lord" on the very steps Dr. King gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. She was joined by speakers and performers that included President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, Oprah Winfrey, LeAnn Rimes, BeBe Winans, Congressman John Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Forest Whitaker and more.
"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."
Grant will be releasing her new album, Hurricane, on Oct. 15.
The single of the same name was the no. 1 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," she added.