Who’s ready for some football tonight? The biggest NFL game of the year is finally here as we get to watch the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl! Time to break out the snacks, beer, and your favorite jersey to sit back and enjoy what’s bound to be an exciting game. Of course, there are many factors that draw in millions of viewers to watch the Super Bowl each year. While many people just want to tune in to watch the game, others show up for the Halftime Show and the commercials.
And ahead of the game, we’ll be getting short performances from other artists as songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and “America the Beautiful” are sung. As football fans know, the National Anthem is certainly a big attraction, with viewers even betting money on the over-under of how long the performance will go.
Alicia Keys currently holds the record for the longest National Anthem performance at a Super Bowl, coming in at 2 minutes and 36 seconds at Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. Here’s what you should know about this year’s artist with the honor of taking on “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Who’s performing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl?
This year, singer Chris Stapleton will perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. The country music artist is an eight-time Grammy Award winner, most famous for albums like Traveller, Southern Family, From a Room Volumes 1 and 2, and Divided & United, along with songs such as “Tennesse Whiskey,” “You Should Probably Leave,” “Starting Over,” “Broken Halos,” and many others.
Country music fans are no doubt excited to watch Stapleton’s performance tonight. Academy Award winner Troy Kotsur, best known for his performance in the movie CODA (2021) will perform the National Anthem in American Sign Language (ASL).
Here’s to hoping Stapleton and Kotsur start the night on a high note with the National Anthem performance! The Super Bowl begins at 6:30 p.m. EST tonight and will air on FOX.