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Lauren Daigle to sing national anthem at College Football Playoff National Championship

On Wednesday, Christian singer/songwriter Lauren Daigle announced on her Twitter account that she is scheduled to perform the national anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 13.

The performance will be carried live on ESPN as part of its coverage for the game.

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Daigle, a native of Lafayette, La., was born and raised in the state. She attended Louisiana State University (which is currently No. 1 in the CFP rankings and could very well play in the title game) after taking a year off from school to do mission work in Brazil.

She is the winner of two American Music Awards, five Billboard Music Awards and two Grammy Awards. Both Grammys came this year, when Daigle’s most recent album, “Look Up Child,” won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and “You Say” was named Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. The song reached as high as No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has more than 175 million downloads on Spotify.

The College Football Playoff semifinals will take place on Dec. 28. Kickoff for the national championship game Jan. 13 is slated for 8 p.m. ET.

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