Chris Stapleton may go down as one of the best pure vocalists in country music history.
The guy has been credited with writing or co-writing over 170 songs, a bunch of #1 singles, and everybody and their mother is trying to get him on the track. In the past few years, he’s collaborated with Pink, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Carlos Santana, Morgan Wallen, Tom Morello, Justin Timberlake… the list goes on.
The Kentucky native has one of the most raw, authentic voices you’ll ever hear.
With that being said, many believe that one of his best performances was during the most recent Super Bowl, when he put together one of the most impressive National Anthem renditions the Super Bowl has ever seen at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Seriously, when you have Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni AND offensive lineman Jason Kelce crying while performing the song, you know you’re doing something right.
Just relive this greatness for a moment:
And one of those people who believes that Stapleton’s rendition of the National Anthem is one of the best ever?
No other than Luke Combs.
He recently admitted that while on Joe Rogan’s podcast, saying:
“That National Anthem at the Super Bowl dude, it’s that and Whitney Houston. Two best National Anthems ever in my opinion in a Super Bowl ever.”
Luke just so happened to be next to Adele during the game, and according to him, she’s was going bonkers:
“I was sitting in a box with Adele at the Super Bowl, and he sang that thing, and she was watching and like two lines in, she goes ‘Holy SH*T.’ She’s just like losing her mind dude. It was unbelievable… he’s unbelievable.”
Joe Rogan agreed:
“He’s a good dude too. I had him on a few years back, he’s fun to hang with. He’s a very very genuine person. It’s always nice when you meet someone that you really admire, and they’re just cool as f*ck.”
As they turned the performance on in the studio, Luke says:
“When Nick Sirianni cries in this thing, I felt like a bald eagle was gonna fly over the stadium dude, it was the most American thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
Amen… God bless America and Chris Stapleton. And hell, God bless Luke Combs too.
Check it out:
Chris Stapleton Won’t Watch His Own Super Bowl Performance
Country star Chris Stapleton put together an incredible, bluesy rendition of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
The performance was so impressive, that it even brought Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni to tears.
Weighing in on the tearful moment, Sirianni said:
“I’ve dreamed about this since I’ve been two years old. It’s just emotional because there’s a lot of work, not just by myself, but a lot of people.
Starting with my wife and my kids, my brothers, my dad and just so many people… It’s just emotional in that moment knowing where we were.”
With that being said, Stapleton has since weighed in on the performance after Entertainment Tonight caught up with him, and how it felt being out there in front of a packed house at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona:
“Man, it felt great. It really did. The energy was good and the crowd was hyped up for the game, so that kind of gets you ready to go.”
However, Stapleton also admitted that he’s not sure if he can go back and watch it:
“I don’t know if I can watch it, man. I try not to watch myself back too much.”
Even though he may not be able to go back and watch it, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that he blew the National Anthem out of the water.
Chris Stapleton Adds More Dates To 2023 ‘All American Road Show’
Chris Stapleton’s going to be a busy man in 2023.
Following a jaw dropping performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl 57 last month, Chris and company are gearing up to hit the road on their 2023 All American Road Show Tour, and he just added even more new stops along the way.
The full run will kick off in April in El Paso and run though October, ending in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with some great openers including Charley Crockett, Marcus King, Nikki Lane, Margo Price, Allen Stone, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty:
“JUST ANNOUNCED: New All-American Road Show dates. Tickets for new shows on sale Friday, March 17.
Featuring special guests Allen Stone, Charley Crockett, Marcus King, Margo Price, Marty Stuart, Nikki Lane, and The War & Treaty.”
Tickets for the new dates go on sale next Friday:
In addition to his own tour dates, Chris will be opening quite a few stadium shows for George Strait, and now I’m just wondering when we might finally get a new album from the man…
2023 All American Road Show tour dates:
March 16—Houston, TX—RodeoHouston
March 17—Durant, OK—Choctaw Grand Theater
March 18—Durant, OK—Choctaw Grand Theater
April 26—El Paso, TX—UTEP Don Haskins Center*
April 27—Albuquerque, NM—Isleta Amphitheater*
April 29—Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl – Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday
April 30—Indio, CA—Stagecoach
May 6—Glendale, AZ—State Farm Stadium†
May 27—Columbus, OH—Buckeye Country Superfest
June 1—Moline, IL—Vibrant Arena at The MARK‡
June 2—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena‡
June 3—Milwaukee, WI—American Family Field†
June 8—Syracuse, NY—St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview+
June 9—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center+
June 15—Spokane, WA—Spokane Arena§
June 16—Bend, OR—Hayden Homes Amphitheater§
June 17—Seattle, WA—Lumen Field†
June 22—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena§
June 23—Wichita, KS—INTRUST Bank Arena§
June 24—Denver, CO—Empower Field at Mile High†
July 6—Bangor, ME—Maine Savings Amphitheater§
July 8—Cavendish, PEI—Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 13—Charleston, SC—Credit One Stadium#
July 14—Virginia Beach, VA—Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater#
July 15—Baltimore, MD—CFG Bank Arena#
July 19—Omaha, NE—CHI Health Center**
July 20—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre**
July 21-22—Cullman, AL—Rock the South
July 28—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
July 29—Nashville, TN—Nissan Stadium†
August 5—Tampa, FL—Raymond James Stadium†
August 10—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 11—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion**
August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage‡
August 19—Montreal, QC—Lasso Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau
August 24—Memphis, TN—FedEx Forum††
August 25—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
August 26—Alpharetta, GA—Ameris Bank Amphitheatre††
October 5—Charlottesville, VA—John Paul Jones Arena*
October 6—State College, PA—Bryce Jordan Center*
October 12—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center Arena++
October 26—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center++
*with special guests Margo Price and Nikki Lane
†with George Strait and special guests Little Big Town
‡with special guests Marcus King and The War and Treaty
+with special guests Charley Crockett and The War and Treaty
§with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Allen Stone
#with special guests Margo Price and Allen Stone
**with special guests Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and The War and Treaty
††with special guests Marcus King and Allen Stone
++with special guests Charley Crockett and Nikki Lane
I’ll just leave this here…