Reba McEntire To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl LVIII
“I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time,” she shared.
Reba McEntire; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ABA
Reba McEntire will perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The news was announced early Thursday morning (Jan. 18) on CBS Mornings.
Reba’s upcoming performance will mark a significant milestone, completing a full-circle moment that began 50 years ago at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma. It was there that she was discovered while singing the national anthem. This moment marked the start of her iconic career in country music.
A Full-Circle Moment
“I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time,” Reba shared in a statement. “2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary.”
Several Country Stars Have Performed The National Anthem At The Super Bowl
McEntire is one of several country stars who have had the opportunity to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the big game. Chris Stapleton famously performed the national anthem in 2023, bringing viewers to tears with a rendition that is regarded by many as one of the greatest national anthem performances of all time.
Mickey Guyton performed the national anthem in 2022, Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan in 2021, and Luke Bryan took to the Super Bowl field to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2017. Before that, country artists who performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl include Carrie Underwood (2010), The Chicks (previously known as the Dixie Chicks) (2003), Faith Hill (2000), Garth Brooks (1993), and Charley Pride (1974).
Who Else Is Performing At The Super Bowl?
McEntire’s performance will take place at Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Feb. 11. It will air on CBS. In addition to Reba, the pre-game lineup for the Super Bowl features performances by Post Malone and Andra Day. Usher is set to take the stage during the halftime show.
Another Succesful Year
The Oklahoma native’s Super Bowl performance comes on the heels of another wildly successful year for the country superstar and entertainment icon. Last fall, she released a new book and album, both titled, Not That Fancy.
For the album, Reba joined forces with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb to record stripped-down versions of some of her most iconic songs, including “Consider Me Gone,” “Does He Love You,” “I’m A Survivor,” and “Fancy.” The 14-track release also features the emotional new single, “Seven Minutes In Heaven,” which pays homage to Reba’s late mother.
The book, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating, and Dusting Off Your Boots, is a collection of recipes, lifestyle tips, photos, and personal stories. Upon its release, Not That Fancy topped the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.
On the touring front, the Country Music Hall of Famer headlined New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time ever, marking the exciting grand finale of her Reba: Live In Concert Tour.
Additionally, Reba completed her first season as a coach on NBC’s The Voice and will return for the upcoming season this Spring.
Lauren Jo Black
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.