The Super Bowl is fast approaching, with just a couple weeks left until Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas.
The halftime show for the game at Allegiant Stadium will be headlined by Usher. But the pregame festivities will be headlined by a country music legend: Reba McEntire.
The NFL has just announced that Reba will be the performer for the national anthem ahead of the game on February 11, while Post Malone will also take part in the pregame festivities in performing “America the Beautiful.”
The pregame performances will also feature Andra Day performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” commonly referred to as the “Black National Anthem.”
After the announcement, Reba took to social media to share her excitement over being part of the big game:
“I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time!”
It seems to be a trend to have a country singer perform the national anthem for the Super Bowl, with Chris Stapleton getting the nod last year, while Mickey Guyton performed the anthem in 2022 and Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan had the honors in 2021.
But we’re still waiting on the return of a country music halftime show – though with Nashville expected to host the Super Bowl after the opening of their new Nissan Stadium, we might finally get one in a few years.
Either way, Reba is obviously a great choice for the national anthem.
And luckily for sports bettors, there are several videos of her performing the anthem out there that should help you decide whether to take the over or under on how long it will be.