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Chris Stapleton Set To Sing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl LVII

Chris Stapleton, Rihanna, Babyface, and “Abbot Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform at Super Bowl LVII.

Chris Stapleton will represent the country music genre at the Super Bowl LVII. 

Before the top NFL teams go head to head, the eight-time GRAMMY Award-winner will tackle the National Anthem on Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The crooner turned to social media early Tuesday (Jan. 24) morning to spread the exciting news. 

“Watch Chris Stapleton perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII on FOX,” read the caption. “2.12.21 • #SBLVII @nfl @nflonfox @rocnation.” 

Notable names in the industry and fans flocked to the comments to congratulate the hitmaker on the massive milestone. 

“I AM HERE FOR THIS,” said Lindsay Ell. “Oh man, this is going to be 🔥,” shared a follower. “I do not watch football, but I will be watching Chris sing and honor our National Anthem,” added another. 

Several country music singers have scored the prestigious gig in the past. Most recently, Mickey Guyton delivered “The Star-Spangled Banner” with a powerful gospel choir that pushed for inclusivity and diversity. In 2021, Eric Church performed the patriotic hymn alongside R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan, where their harmonies left spectators with chills at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. 

Luke Bryan [2017], Carrie Underwood [2010], The Chicks [2003], Faith Hill [2000], Garth Brooks [1993], and Charley Pride [1974] also made a grand appearance to kick off football’s biggest night. 

According to a press release, the U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover during the National Anthem to commemorate 50 years of women flying in the armed forces. Female aviators will be part of the formation. 

Stapleton is slated to join a star-studded lineup. R&B hitmaker Babyface will belt “America the Beautiful,” as Colin Denny will sign the ballad. “Abbott Elementary”and Tony Award-nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” 

The organization previously announced that Rihanna would headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, produced by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Jesse Collins.   

Following the once-in-a-lifetime performance, Stapleton will join country legend George Strait for a short stadium tour. 

Super Bowl LVII will start at 6:30 PM ET on February 12. 

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