Super Bowl LVII is this Sunday and Reba is set to sing the National Anthem in a ‘full-circle moment.’
Do you remember some of the biggest country stars in the Super Bowl over the years?
As we look forward to this upcoming performance, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and recall some of the biggest country stars who have left their mark on the Super Bowl stage.
The late Charley Pride was the first country artist to perform the national anthem before a Super Bowl, in 1974. Pride was also the first-ever solo artist to sing the anthem at a Super Bowl. In addition to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” he also sang “America The Beautiful.”
In 1994, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, The Judds, and Travis Tritt were the first country artists to perform at halftime.
In 2003, Shania Twain, No Doubt and Sting provided the halftime entertainment.
In 1993, Garth Brooks sang the National Anthem at the big game, but it almost didn’t happen.
Garth said he’d do the anthem if his video for “We Shall Be Free” was shown during the game. Before game time, producers reviewed the clip and decided it was too controversial. Garth left the stadium until his demand was met.
Garth and producers talked it out, he sang the Anthem, and the video was aired.
Garth Brooks | Superbowl 27 | National Anthem  pic.twitter.com/LD8lyxUQdj— jamie (@just_1_jamie) February 5, 2018
In 2000, Faith Hill’s performance of The Star Spangled Banner was flawless.
in 2012, (then-married couple) Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sang America The Beautiful ahead of the game.
Luke Bryan got high marks in 2017 for his National Anthem rendition. Watch his performance here.
Eric and Jazmine Sullivan had the honors in 2021.
In 2022, Mickey Guyton knocked it out of the park.
And in 2023 it was Chris Stapleton who blew the roof off with his performance of the National Anthem.
A young girl named Sophia received an awesome Christmas gift this year: Lainey Wilson tickets for one of her 2024 concerts! The special moment of Sophia opening her gift was shared on TikTok was shared by her mom Chelsea. The video quickly racked up millions of views, including one by Lainey Wilson herself!
Lainey herself got in touch with Chelsea and offered to come and surprise Sophia in person at home in Alabama for an extra Christmas surprise! She showed up as promised in Alabama on Christmas Day, bearing all sorts of fun tour merchandise and other gifts for Sophia. What a special memory for a young country fan like Sophia! And it’s all thanks to the kindness of Lainey Wilson. Watch their heartfelt meeting here:
A couple years ago, Lee Brice wrote a new country Christmas song inspired by his real-life experience with a Hampton Roads Uber driver! Lee had the chance to chat with Cash & Annaliese in 2021, where he shared the crazy story about a past visit to Virginia Beach when Santa Claus picked him up in an Uber at 1am! This experience inspired his song “Santa Claus was My Uber Driver Last Night.”
Lee finally released the video for the song this month! He flew Santa John, the local Uber driver who inspired the song, down to Nashville to appear in the official video. Check it out:
Thompson Square’s Shawna and Keifer Thompson were inspired to write their new song “Masterpiece” by their three-year-old son, Cooper.
So it’s only fitting that the music video uses actual home movies from their own childhoods along with new videos they shot of themselves with Cooper using an old 8mm video camera.
Carrie Underwood debuted her “Southbound” music video.
The cutest part is her son Isaiah wearing protective headphones following her to the stage.
Jimmie Allen released his “Make Me Want To” video. He says he wanted to highlight his “quirky side.” Quote, “I’m a huge fan of Disney, Harry Potter, and ‘The Notebook’. I wanted to create a video that showcased my love for all three.
Dierks Bentley enlisted his adorable 5½-year-old son Knox to star in the video for his new song “Living,”