Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be honored as one of the United States Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Americans Saturday, June 28, in Baltimore, Md.
For more than 75 years, the United States Junior Chamber (Jaycees) has recognized the 10 young men and women – under the age of 40 – who best exemplify the highest attributes of the nation’s emerging generation. The annual selection of honorees is noted for identifying rising stars in the fields of politics, science, entertainment, sports, military service, business and human improvement. Previous winners have including Presidents Kennedy and Clinton, Elvis Presley, and Landau’s fellow West Virginia native General Chuck Yeager.
The 76th annual black-tie awards ceremony will be held Saturday night at the BWI Airport Marriott Hotel in Baltimore.
On Sunday, Landau will sing the National Anthem at the Baltimore Orioles home game.
Landau will honor his country by performing the National Anthem and God Bless America for the home crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The park is hosting a 1954 Orioles Cap Giveaway for the first 20,000 fans, as well as a Kids Run The Bases event post game. The Orioles will take on the Tampa Bay Rays; game time is 1:35 PM ET.
Landau thrilled fans of NBC television’s hit series America’s Got Talent as the dreadlocked crooner that won America’s hearts, walking away with the largest number of winning votes in the history of the series. Landau’s classic crooning and smooth style has spread well beyond television audiences worldwide. Landau’s debut CD “That’s Life” hit the top of the Billboard charts, and his dozens of tour stops have included headlining stints at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, performing for U.S. troops in Europe, spending part of his 2013 Christmas tour in China and all points in between.