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 last year’s 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?
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.
“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” pic.twitter.com/BSqZ5TzQ46
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.
Death, taxes, and Chris Stapleton fuckin' crushing everything he does.#SuperBowl