Sunday, January 22, 2017

Luke Bryan Super Bowl


Country music superstar LUKE BRYAN will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LI pregame festivities at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, February 5, the NFL and FOX announced today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff. 

The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched television program. Bryan’s performance of the National Anthem in Houston will be his first time appearing on the Super Bowl stage.  
Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years. Since the debut of his first album in 2007, he has placed 17 singles at No.1 and sold nearly eight million albums. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, is certified Platinum and has sold 3.5 million tracks with over 400 million streams. 

Bryan joins the ranks of many great performers who have sang the Super Bowl National Anthem including:  Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Renee Fleming, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyonce Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more.

People Exclusive: Luke Bryan to Sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl
(NEW YORK) -- For Luke Bryan there’s only one answer to the question, “Will you sing at theSuper Bowl?”

“I said, ‘Hell yes, I’ll do it!’ ” the country singer tells PEOPLE.

Bryan’s been tapped to sing the national anthem at the Feb. 5 event in Houston and despite the demanding nature of the tune, he has zero second thoughts about accepting the job.

“Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes. But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams and singing the national anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger.”

The performance is also one way to show his patriotism. “I never served in the military — that’s something I wish I had had the opportunity to do,” he says, “but I feel like this is my way of honoring my country. It’s a little chance to serve.”

The singer admits he is playing favorites among the final four teams vying for the Super Bowl spots. “I’ve to lean toward my Georgia roots,” the Leesburg native says. “I’m a huge Atlanta Falcons fan and it would be amazing if my Falcons make it.” But either way, “I’ll be focused on the anthem. And once I walk off that field and shake off that pressure, I’ll be ready to enjoy some football.”
Bryan isn’t the only musical act slated to entertain the crowd (and millions watching from home). Lady Gaga, who sang the national anthem last year, will perform during the half-time show.

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