The Zac Brown Band will perform the national anthem at the 2018 college football national championship in Atlanta.
The game will be Monday, January 8, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The three-time Grammy-winning band will be accompanied by David Walker & High Praise, an Atlanta-based gospel choir.
Carly Ortega, a 12-year-old Georgia native, will sign the national anthem. Carly attends the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD) and will be signing in honor of her mother, who recently passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Before the anthem, the nation's colors will be presented by U.S. Marines from Bravo Company, 4th Reconnaissance Battalion, based in Smyrna. Drummers from the participating team bands will play side-by-side as the color guard is introduced.
For the fourth consecutive year, local college and high school students will perform the “Path to the Championship” procession of 130 banners, representing the ten conferences and all Football Bowl Subdivision institutions. Members of the Georgia Tech marching band will lead the presentation, along with students from Atlanta-area high school marching bands.
Pregame festivities begin at 7:30 pm.