ESPN Music: Green Bay Packers
December, 13, 2012
By Jared Zwerling | ESPN.com
Courtesy Michael DonovanThe Wisconsin native grew up rooting for the Packers and adopted the Ducks football team when she lived in Oregon.On the night Carmelo Anthony made his New York Knicks debut, Feb. 23, 2011, Madison Square Garden played Skylar Grey’s “I’m Coming Home” in honor of the Brooklyn-born player.
Grey, a popular multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter who penned Eminem and Rihanna's No. 1 hit “Love the Way You Lie,” eventually saw the video of the Garden player introductions featuring Anthony.
“It was awesome,” the offbeat, soft-spoken Midwesterner told ESPN Playbook last week.
Now, Grey is letting it be known she would love to perform “I’m Coming Home” at the Garden or at one of her favorite sports settings, Lambeau Field. The 26-year-old grew up just outside of Madison, Wis., and she and her family were such big fans of the Green Bay Packers that her dad, Gene, made an unannounced visit to Brett Favre’s family house one day.
Grey shared that surreal story with ESPN Playbook, along with her infatuation of the Packers and Oregon Ducks, as well as the sports she enjoyed then and now. Her latest obsession is bicycling, which she shows off in the song she debuted this week, “C’mon Let Me Ride,” featuring Eminem. It's the lead single from her upcoming debut album, “Don’t Look Down.”