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Gladys Knight partners with Amtrak to celebrate National Train Day

Singer will be the host of signature event on May 7 in Washington, D.C.
Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight has partnered with Amtrak to help celebrate National Train Day on May 7.

Knight will serve as the national spokesperson and appear at the signature event at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

“Trains are tightly woven into the history of our country and have definitely played a leading role in my life and career,” said Knight in a statement released March 29, obviously referring to her hit “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

She added, “I’m thrilled to be a part of the National Train Day celebrations, especially this year as Amtrak commemorates its 40th anniversary.”

In other Knight news, “A Mic and a Light,” her residency at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, begins March 31 and concludes June 28.