Mickey Guyton To Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LVI

Many of Guyton’s peers took to social media to showcase their excitement for the GRAMMY nominee.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 1, 2022


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Mickey Guyton is set to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, which will take place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, February 13, 2022. 

On Tuesday morning (Feb. 1), the NFL announced their full pregame entertainment lineup, and Guyton is the only country artist included in the mix. 

The multi-Grammy-nominated artist couldn’t contain her excitement over the opportunity and took to social media to express her gratitude. 


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“Look at God,” Guyton shared on Instagram alongside several emojis of clapping hands. “I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing…”

In honor of the Air Force’s 75th Anniversary year, the service will conduct a first-of-its-kind flyover over SoFi Stadium during the national anthem. The Air Force Heritage Flight will be a formation of a P-51 Mustang, A-10C Thunderbolt II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, and a F-35A Lightning II.

Many of Guyton’s peers, including Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Maren Morris, LeAnn Rimes, Cassadee Pope, Lindsay Ell, Kylie Morgan, Caylee Hammack, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, and more expressed their excitement the “Black Like Me” singer within the comments section of her post. 

“Go go go!!!!! So happy for you Mama!” Nettles said, while Morris added, “Yassssssss! Congratulations, Mickey!”

“So freaking proud of YOU ❤️,” Rimes commented.

“Shut the front door. I’m shook for you. God is good. I’m so incredibly proud of you. No one more deserving,” Morgan shared.

“Congrats Mickey!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️” Fairchild said. 

“Yes yes yes yessssss!!!!!!” Pope exclaimed. 

“Yesssssss babbbbbby!!!” Ell added, before Hammack said, “OMGOMGOMG🤸🏻🤸🏻🤸🏻🤸🏻🤸🏻.”

Mickey Guyton; Photo Courtesy of CBS
Mickey Guyton; Photo Courtesy of CBS

The news comes after Guyton’s groundbreaking debut album, Remember Her Name, recently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, the first-ever for a Black artist, plus nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.

Six-time Grammy-nominated hitmaker, Jhene Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful.” On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), acclaimed actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the National Anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language.

American urban contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary accompanied by the LA Phil’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) will also be performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” conducted by Thomas Wilkins, Principal Conductor of the LA Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Prior to the game, multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning artist/DJ/producer, ZEDD, will act as the official pregame DJ during player warm-ups.

The NFL previously announced that hitmakers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director.

Super Bowl LVI will air on NBC and Telemundo, and stream live on Peacock.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.