Chris Stapleton Releases Powerful Live Recording Of Super Bowl LVII National Anthem Performance

The country star’s rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” has been praised as one of the greatest of all time.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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July 3, 2023

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Chris Stapleton Super Bowl; Photo via Fox

On Sunday, Feb. 12, Chris Stapleton appeared at Super Bowl LVII to perform what many claimed to be one of the greatest deliveries of The National Anthem of all time. Now, listeners have the chance to relive that memorable moment as Stapleton has released his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner (Live from Super Bowl LVII).

The live recording perfectly captures the Kentucky native’s crisp vocals behind the patriotic anthem that kicked off America’s most-watched sporting event where the Kansas City Chiefs won the championship against the Philadelphia Eagles.

As the camera panned around the State Farm Stadium Field located in Glendale, Arizona, it became apparent that his flawless performance brought many audience members to tears, including Philadelphia Eagles’ coach Nick Sirianni and Eagles’ lineman Jason Kelce. Stapleton even earned rave reviews from viewers all over the country who were watching from home. 

All eyes were on the eight-time GRAMMY winner as he stepped on stage while donning his signature cowboy hat. He was joined by the Armed Forces color guard and “The President’s Own” United States Marine band. 

While Stapleton hit every note with great passion and sincerity, the U.S. Navy conducted a flyover of the Stadium in support of 50 years of women flying in the Navy. 

According to a press release, The formation was composed of an F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122, and an EA-18G Growler from the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129.

Several months after his Super Bowl performance, Stapleton embarked on his extensive “All-American Road Show tour. The trek kicked off on April 26 at UTEP Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas and is set to include stops in Oregon, South Carolina, Montana, Tennessee and more. In March, he announced newly-added dates to the tour, revealing it now extends through October 26.

Allen Stone, Charley Crockett, Marcus King, Margo Price, Marty Stuart, Nikki Lane, The War and Treaty and more have been tapped to serve as support on select dates. 

Fans can also catch Stapleton on tour with George Strait as he joins select dates of the summer run of stadium shows.

In the midst of his busy touring schedule, the “Starting Over” singer has been named as an honoree for the Triple Crown Award at the upcoming 16th annual ACM Honors.

Taking place Wednesday, August 23, the Special Awards will recognize Stapleton along with Clint Black, BRELAND, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Cook, Charlie Daniels, Mike Dungan, Ashley Gorley, HARDY, Bill Mayne, Tim McGraw, K.T. Oslin, Chris Stapleton, and Troy Vollhoffer.

“This year’s ACM Special Award honorees have made a tremendous impact on the music we know and love, from icons and veteran executives who have shaped and steered the industry for years, to newer artists making a splash and welcoming fresh audiences into the community, and I am so excited about celebrating them in August at what is always one of the best nights of the year,” said Kerri Edwards, Chair of the ACM Special Awards Committee. “I’d like to thank our committee members for their invaluable participation and contributions in selecting this year’s exceptionally worthy class of honorees and offer my congratulations to all of the recipients.”

Chris Stapleton qualified for the prestigious Triple Crown Award, after winning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, and ACM Entertainer of the Year throughout his career. This honor follows his first win for ACM Entertainer of the Year at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.

It’s important to note that only eight other artists have been awarded the Triple Crown Award before. Previous recipients include Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Barbara Mandrell, and Carrie Underwood.

Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC
Chris Stapleton at the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards from Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas; Photo by Rich Polk for PMC

At the 15th Annual ACM Honors in 2022, Stapleton was recognized at the coveted event with ACM Spirit Award. This achievement came for Stapleton as a result of him being labeled as one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians in addition to his tremendous philanthropic efforts with his wife, Morgane Stapleton. 

“Country Music Industry’s favorite night” will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium and will feature four-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce as host for the third consecutive year. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.