Country music legend Reba McEntire is set to captivate audiences as she takes center stage to perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. McEntire’s iconic voice and storied career in the entertainment industry make her a fitting choice for this prestigious event.
Who is Reba McEntire?
With over 50 awards, including Grammys, CMA Awards, ACM Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and American Music Awards, McEntire has solidified her status as a country music icon. Known for hits like Fancy and The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, she is celebrated as one of the most influential female singers in the genre.
McEntire’s talents extend beyond music, as she has also found success in television, movies, and theater. Her Broadway career includes starring roles in productions like Annie Get Your Gun and South Pacific. Additionally, her television show, Reba, garnered critical acclaim and ran for six seasons, earning her a Golden Globe nomination.
The announcement of McEntire’s Super Bowl performance has generated excitement among fans and the entertainment industry. Reflecting on the opportunity, McEntire expressed her honor to be part of such a historic event, especially as the Super Bowl makes its debut in Las Vegas.
This will not be McEntire’s first time performing the national anthem. Her connection to the anthem dates back 50 years when she was discovered as a singer after performing it at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma. Despite numerous performances since then, this marks her first appearance at the Super Bowl.
Preceding McEntire’s performance, actor Daniel Durant will deliver an American Sign Language rendition of the anthem on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf, adding inclusivity to the event’s festivities.
McEntire’s participation adds to the star-studded lineup for Super Bowl LVIII, which includes Post Malone singing America the Beautiful and Andra Day performing Lift Every Voice and Sing during the pregame ceremonies. The halftime show promises to be equally spectacular with Usher headlining the performance.
As fans eagerly anticipate the kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET, the Super Bowl LVIII broadcast on CBS and Nickelodeon, with streaming available on Paramount+, promises to deliver unforgettable entertainment, with Reba McEntire’s rendition of the national anthem serving as a poignant and memorable moment.