Super Bowl LVI viewers in Texas were treated to quite the surprise on Sunday when the H-E-B supermarket commercial debuted featuring the one and only George Strait.
The 60-second, space-themed clip, set “somewhere in Texas,” features The King of Country Music on “Mission Critical.”
He is preparing for launch in a rocket while a team at a mission control center readies the flight for takeoff.
“Hold the launch, we’re missing supplies,” the pilot tells the team at the command center.
“What supplies Lone Star One? It’s a fifteen-minute flight,” the flight director responds.
Then, a sedan is seen racing down the road to the launch pad, and out pops a H-E-B delivery person with a bag of groceries.
He makes his way to the rocket where Strait appears to be pleased to see him.
“Right on time,” Strait tells the H-E-B delivery driver as the door to the spacecraft opens.
“Thanks, partner,” the Texas native says with a smile.
He then turns to others on the flight and says, “We can’t orbit on an empty stomach.”
Now, with the supplies they need, the rocket takes off and Strait surprises with his guitar.
“Any requests?” he asks as the clip comes to a close.
H-E-B is known as “Texas’ favorite grocery store” and has more than 340 stores and employs over 100,000 employees.
Strait isn’t the only country singer who appeared in a Super Bowl commercial this year. Willie Nelson appears in the “Legalize” clip with Skechers, Dolly Parton teamed up with Miley Cyrus for T-Mobile’s spots during the big game and Shania Twain‘s iconic hit “You’re Still The One” appears in the Lay’s commercial featuring actors Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd.