To put it mildly, I was ecstatic to learn that Reba McEntire would be singing the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl.
Let’s just say that she didn’t let us down
There is only one Reba McEntire, and she enthralled the Allegiant Stadium crowd in Paradise, Nevada, with an exceptional performance.
The audience cheered after her amazing performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and we at home were left feeling goosebumps. The Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones started crying as he was obviously impacted by the occasion.
The three-time Grammy winner gave a performance that will always be remembered, and it was just what we needed to get the game going!
As everyone knows, there’s no greater stage than performing the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl kickoff, and after Chris Stapleton’s outstanding performance the previous year, the bar was set extremely high for the renowned Oklahoman.
Reba finished to huge acclaim, which created an amazing atmosphere for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers game.
Taste of Country claims that the NFL has scheduled a country music artist to sing the national anthem for the fourth consecutive year in 2024.
The 68-year-old Reba shared some fascinating information regarding her performance a month ago. The country music singer gave a specific explanation for her decision to accept the offer to sing the national anthem in an interview with CBS Mornings.
“My manager informed me of the news.I answered, “Oh my gosh, well, let me think about that,” when he told me they wanted me to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, McEntire remembered. And my boyfriend, Rex Linn, who loves football a lot, answered, ‘Yes! She will succeed! Without a doubt!
She told herself that she had rehearsed a lot and was ready for the big day.
“In the shower and when we get in the car, I’ve been singing the national anthem,” McEntire remarked.
In addition, Reba told Apple Music host Nadeska Alexis that she was “honoured beyond words” to be singing at the Super Bowl for the first time.
I have the privilege of performing a very special song for all Americans and people everywhere who have sacrificed much to grant us freedom and peace. I’m really honoured to get to perform this song; it’s not about me. I’m the music’s representation. It’s an excellent one. I’m quite proud to get to sing it because I’ve been performing it for fifty years.