"My mother was an ordained reverend so I did spend a little time in the choir. I did my do-re-me-fa-so-la, so I did that, I did not get that gift," said Gary Brackett.
The curtains went up and the show began with performers including Cece Winans, Fantasia Barrino, Reverand Run from Run DMC and even a choir of NFL players.
"It's a blessing because we get to come out as players and express our faith, it's just a remarkable opportunity," said Leonard Weaver.
Malcolm Jenkins, free safety for the New Orleans Saints, showed a little humility about being asked to introduce the How Sweet the Sound choir during the show.
"I'll be announcing the winner so that was a huge honor for me when they asked me. I almost turned it down because that's a huge honor and I'm a little nervous but I'm out here and I'm blessed to be here," said Jenkins.
Four-time GMA female vocalist Natalie Grant said that she's just a white girl from Seattle so she feels a little out of place but she was moved by what was going on.
"You have so many players who are so outspoken about their faith and that takes a lot of courage when you're on a platform to say ' you know, I’m not ashamed of my faith, I’m going to talk about my faith,’" said Grant.
Wess Morgan, who took to the stage as the players' choice, said his faith and music is what saved him.
"I was addicted to cocaine for 15 years. I started at a young age. It just wrecked my life," said Morgan.
He said that being a part of this NFL Gospel Celebration has been huge, but he called it just a notch in his belt, a sign that he is taking back his life.
"It's just a sign that I’m on the right track and being the players' choice is humbling, very humbling."
"The fact that the NFL has sanctioned this as an event. What a message this is sending," said Natalie Grant.
In the end, it was a sold out crowd at Clowes Memorial Hall.
The NFL Players Choir will perform again at the Taste of the NFL Saturday night.