KENTUCKY — The National Football League on Tuesday announced that Kentucky's own Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem before Super Bowl LVII in Arizona.
What You Need To Know
- Chris Stapleton has been tapped to sing the national anthem before Super Bowl LVII
- The Kentucky-born country star was recently named CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for a record sixth time
- Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 12
- Rihanna is set to headline the halftime festivities
Super Bowl LVII will be played at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 12. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on FOX.
Stapleton was born in Lexington and raised in Staffordsville. He's an 8x Grammy, 15x CMA and 10x ACM Award-winner and one of the most respected and beloved musicians in the U.S.
Coming off of his headlining act at last year's Bourbon & Beyond festival, the "Tennessee Whiskey" singer was recently named CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for a record sixth time.
In addition to his work behind the mic, Stapleton and his wife, Morgane, are founders of the Outlaw State of Kind charity, which supports a variety of causes that are close to their heart. Stapleton's "Kentucky Rising" concert in Oct. 2022 raised over $2.5 million to support flood relief in eastern Kentucky.
Viewers can expect more than Stapleton and a slew of commercials for their Super Bowl entertainment. The NFL previously announced international icon Rihanna will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. Besides "Umbrella" and "Diamonds," Rihanna just earned an Oscar nomination for her original song from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
In addition to Stapleton's singing, Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language. Emmy-award winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and Babyface will sing "America the Beautiful."