Karen Newman

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Karen Newman
Newman singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before a Detroit Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena on November 11, 2010
NationalityUnited States
Alma materOakland University
Known forSinging

Karen Newman is a professional singer based in Detroit, Michigan and has been the anthem singer of the Detroit Red Wings for 25 years.[1]


Newman was raised in the Michigan towns of Rochester and Grand Blanc, and studied music at Oakland University. She is best known for being "the voice" of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings, regularly performing the national anthem before the team's home games, dating back to when they played at Joe Louis Arena. She has been uniquely known as "The Red Wings' Own". She has toured with Bob Seger and Kid Rock. [2]

Newman has released five CDs,[citation needed] including the patriotic EP How Far We've Come, which includes the American and Canadian national anthems. Her single "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue" has become a traditional favorite for many Detroit radio stations, and has been included for many years as part of the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade.[citation needed]

Newman is also known for her annual Christmas concerts, which began with the regional hit "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue", a tribute to her hometown Detroit.

She has done numerous television commercials for local and national companies, and has served as celebrity spokesperson for John Bowman Chevrolet, Evola Music, Discount Tire Company, Sargent Appliance, Hanson Windows, Diabetes Care Education Association, and St. John Providence Health Systems' "Because We Care" campaign. She works with and supports numerous local children's and animal charities in and around Michigan.

Newman and her family live in a suburb of Detroit.


  1. ^ "Karen Newman: From Grand Blanc High School to anthem voice of the Detroit Red Wings". MLive.com. Retrieved 2018-05-18.
  2. ^ "OU alumna joins Kid Rock's national tour - News at OU - Oakland University". www.oakland.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-20.

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