WATCH: Mickey Guyton Makes Country Music Proud with National Anthem Performance at Super Bowl LVI

Just moments before kick-off at Super Bowl LVI, Mickey Guyton took to the field at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California…

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 13, 2022

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Mickey Guyton National Anthem

Just moments before kick-off at Super Bowl LVI, Mickey Guyton took to the field at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to perform the National Anthem. 

Guyton, 38, wore a blue dress as she delivered a chill-bump-inducing rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” from the field. She was backed by a choir, who sported all-white ensembles. 

She recently opened up on the opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl with the New York Post and shared why the moment will be so special to her. 

“It’s Black History Month, and a black country singer gets to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Wow,” Guyton told The Post. “This is a huge moment for me. It’s a huge moment for black people. And I want to represent that in the best possible way that I can.”

Mickey Guyton Super Bowl National Anthem; Photo via NFL, Twitter
Mickey Guyton Super Bowl National Anthem; Photo via NFL, Twitter

The GRAMMY nominee went on to share how she hopes to unite Americans through the song. 

“I set my intentions with singing the national anthem. I was like, ‘OK, togetherness is what I really want,’” she said. “So, I felt the way that people would feel togetherness is if I had a choir, with people that I believe represent America. And, you know, I have everybody from my black queen to a redneck cowboy to a girl that has one leg in this choir. And that’s the America that I’m proud of — us all standing together. We all belong.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Before her performance, the “Lay It On Me” singer gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at what went into preparing for the big moment with a video on Instagram. Click above to watch. 

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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.