Chris Stapleton has been chosen to sign the United States of America national anthem ahead of the Super Bowl LVII which will take place this year.
The NFL will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the entry of women into the U.S. Navy Aviation team at the pregame show for Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12.
During the national anthem prior to the start of the game that will determine the 2022-23 NFL season champion, a group of female and male aviators will fly over State Farm Stadium in Glendale on an evening when singer Rihanna will headline the halftime show.
Who is Chris Stapleton?
Chris Stapleton, winner of eight Grammys and ten Academy of Country Music Awards, will sing the US national anthem, while Babyface, winner of 12 Grammys, will sing ‘America the Beautiful’.
Emmy-winning actress and singer Sheryl Lee Ralph was chosen to sing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’.
The NFL chose Arizona native Troy Kotsur to represent the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for the American Sign Language anthem, while Justina Miles will perform ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ and the halftime show.
Rihanna set for half-time show
Pop star Rihanna has been chosen to provide the traditional half-time entertainment, something that was done last year by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar, who were the chosen performers for last year’s Super Bowl in which the Los Angeles Rams were crowned champions at home at SoFi Stadium by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Weeknd (2021), Jennifer Lopez and Shakira (2020), Maroon 5 (2019), Justin Timberlake (2018), Lady Gaga (2017), Coldplay (2016), Katy Perry (2015), Bruno Mars (2014) and Beyonce (2013) round out the recent list of Super Bowl performances.