Cindy Blackman Santana, Snoop Dogg, Chris Stapleton Featured in New Anthem for Monday Night Football

Cindy Blackman Santana and her husband Carlos Santana perform a sound check before Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, June 7, 2015. The couple will perform the national anthem before Game 2. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

Monday Night Football just got a lot cooler. ESPN announced a new anthem that will lead into Monday Night Football featuring Cindy Blackman Santana, Snoop Dogg, and Chris Stapleton. The trio will cover Phil Collin’s song “In The Air Tonight.”

“I’m so very excited and honored to be a part of this incredibly iconic event, song, and video with Chris and Snoop. This was a blast! MNF, ESPN… here we come!” Cindy Blackman Santana shared on Twitter.

“We just wanted to make sure we heard everybody’s voices – whether it was the fans’ voices, whether it was the artists’ voices, whether it was staying true to the ‘Monday Night Football’ brand over the years,” said video producer Rico Labbe. “We just wanted to make sure we meshed all that together. It could be a challenge. But we think we hit the sweet spot.”

Stapleton also shared the news on Twitter.

Watch the “In The Air Tonight” tease below.


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