Eric Church Tapped To Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LV

Eric Church will sing the National Anthem alongside R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan at Super Bowl LV, the NFL revealed on…


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January 19, 2021


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Eric Church will sing the National Anthem alongside R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan at Super Bowl LV, the NFL revealed on Tuesday (Jan. 19). 

The GRAMMY-nominated artists will pair up for the first time ever to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Super Bowl pregame festivities at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on February 7. 

Church and Sullivan join the impressive list of artists who have previously performed the National Anthem, including Demi Lovato, Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!NK, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Neil Diamond.


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Additionally, GRAMMY-winning artist H.E.R. joins the pregame lineup with a performance of “America the Beautiful.”

Church is the first country artist to participate in the Super Bowl since fellow country superstar Luke Bryan sang the National Anthem in 2017. 

The Weeknd will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show.

Super Bowl LV is set to air live on CBS on Sunday, February 7. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.