NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans welcome Sony Nashville recording artist Angie Johnson to sing the National Anthem prior to Sunday's Titans-Jaguars game at LP Field.
A dedicated member of the United States Air Force, the Missouri-born artist began her military career as an intelligence analyst and later transitioned to the prestigious Tops In Blue.
She was honorably discharged from active duty after fulfilling her Air Force commitment, then chose to transition into the Air National Guard and move to Nashville to pursue her dreams of a life as a country singer/songwriter.
In August of 2011, she made her seventh trip to Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East to perform in morale-boosting shows. An impromptu performance for a small group of troops in an undisclosed location led to a now-famous video being posted on YouTube, which has received almost 3.2 million views. (Watch YouTube Video).
Television host Carson Daly saw the clip and started a Twitter campaign to find out who this girl was in the video. Troops who had seen her perform at different bases began Tweeting him back with enough information for him to send Angie a personal message.
As host of NBC’s “The Voice,” Daly helped set Angie up to audition for the show from the Middle East via Skype. She made it on the show, was selected by Cee Lo Green in the blind auditions and made it through the first battle round.
In June of 2012, Sony Music Nashville execs began hearing about the buzz on Angie. She was signed to a recording contract a few months later and has been in the studio working with award-winning producer Josh Leo on an EP that will hit stores early in 2013.
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