Over the course of history, eight country artists have performed the National Anthem before the Super Bowl. Charley Pride was the first. He performed the anthem prior to Super Bowl VIII in 1974.
On top of being the first country artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, Pride was the first solo singer to EVER have the honor. Prior games’ anthems were performed by marching bands, choirs, and musicians.
Watch Pride’s historical anthem performance in the video below.
After Pride, seven other country artists have performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl over the years. Those artists include:
Garth Brooks (Super Bowl XXVII)
Faith Hill (Super Bowl XXXIV)
The Chicks (Super Bowl XXXVII)
Carrie Underwood (Super Bowl XLIV)
Luke Bryan (Super Bowl LI)
Eric Church (Super Bowl LV)
Mickey Guyton (Super Bowl LVI)
Now, for the third year in a row, another country superstar will perform the National Anthem before the Super Bowl. It was just announced on Tuesday morning (January 24) that Chris Stapleton is singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII!
Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the #SuperBowlLVII. pic.twitter.com/PDyMdgqI6w
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 24, 2023
This year’s Super Bowl will air on FOX on February 12. It’s yet to be determined who the competitors will be. The four teams remaining in the playoffs are the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Francisco 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Stapleton shared a post on social media to announce his upcoming National Anthem performance. Look below to check out that post.
Who else is looking forward to Stapleton’s National Anthem performance?