Chris Stapleton On The Stakes Of Performing The Super Bowl National Anthem: “It’s One That Can Go Horribly Wrong”

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Super Bowl Sunday.

Football’s biggest night, and one of the most-watched television broadcasts in the world every year, it’s a MASSIVE stage for football players, sponsors, musical guests… everybody involved.

Of course, Rihanna will be handling the half time show this year, with country music’s own Chris Stapleton doing the national anthem.

And according to Chris, he may have manifested his opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner in front of more than 100 million viewers.

In a conversation alongside Sheryl Lee Ralph and Babyface, they were asked to describe the moment they got the call. And Babyface, who admitted he was surprised, called Chris the best vocalist on the planet:

“This dude over here is only the best voice in the world.”

Chris added that it was very unexpected:

“It’s one of those calls you think you’re not gonna get. And then you get the call and you’re like, ‘Okay, let’s do this.'”

He also said that it’s an easy one to mess up:

I think I said it ‘cause I thought I wouldn’t get asked. The national anthem’s not an easy song for singers, and it’s one that can go horribly wrong as we’ve seen many times in the past.

Hopefully it won’t happen for me, knock on wood. But yeah, no, if you’re gonna do it, this is the place to do it.”

I mean, I think we all know how damn good Chris Stapleton is, but sounds like there might actually be some nerves here, eh?

Nevertheless, I think he’s gonna absolute crush it.

Watch the full interview below:

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