Luke Bryan: “It’s a Little Chance to Serve”

On Singing the Super Bowl of Songs

When Luke Bryan was asked to sing the national anthem at the 2017 Super Bowl, he didn’t say yes.

He said, “Hell yes.”

According to People, Bryan was 100 percent in when he was asked to sing at the big football game on Feb. 5 in Houston.

“I never served in the military — that’s something I wish I had had the opportunity to do, but I feel like this is my way of honoring my country. It’s a little chance to serve,” Bryan said.

As enthusiastic as he is, though, that doesn’t mean he won’t be a little anxious about the two-minute performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

“Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes. But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams and singing the national anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger,” he said.

Bryan may be pulling for the Atlanta Falcons, but mostly, he’ll be focused on doing the anthem justice. And once he walks off the field, he said, he will shake off that pressure and be ready to enjoy some football.

The Kill the Lights tour picks up Feb. 16 in Huntington, West Virginia with Brett Eldredge and Brett Young.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.