Reba McEntire performs the national anthem during the Super Bowl LVIII pregame at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. KEVIN MAZUR/GETTY IMAGES FOR ROC NATION
Hey there, folks! Did you catch that stunning rendition of the national anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl? If you’re wondering who brought the house down with their incredible voice, it was none other than the queen of country music herself, Reba McEntire.
Reba’s Anthem Legacy
Let’s dive into Reba’s connection with the anthem. Turns out, this isn’t her first rodeo! Rewind 50 years ago to the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma, where Reba was discovered as a singing sensation when she belted out the national anthem. Since then, she’s been wowing audiences with her powerful performances. But guess what? This Super Bowl gig marked her debut on the big game stage. Talk about a legendary milestone!
Picture this: Reba strolled into Allegiant Stadium about 3 and a half hours before kick-off, rocking a chic gray faux fur coat, hand-in-hand with her partner, Rex Linn. Can you say iconic entrance?
So, how did Reba feel about being part of Super Bowl history? “I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time,” she shared when the news of her performance broke. And boy, did she deliver!
Behind the Scenes
Ever wonder how a pro like Reba preps for such a monumental moment? According to her, it’s all about warming up like she would for a concert, running through the anthem a few times, and then just going out there and nailing it. Simple, right?
The Big Yes
Now, let’s talk about how this whole thing came about. Reba’s manager popped the question about singing the anthem, and her response? Well, she wanted a minute to mull it over, but her football-loving beau, Rex Linn, was all in from the get-go. Looks like it was a no-brainer in the end!
But wait, there’s more! The pregame festivities weren’t just about Reba. We also had Post Malone crooning “America the Beautiful” and Andra Day delivering a soulful rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” And if that wasn’t enough to get you pumped, Usher took the stage for the halftime show!
Super Bowl Flashback
Let’s not forget about last year’s anthem singer, Chris Stapleton. Every year, the Super Bowl brings us unforgettable performances, and this year was certainly no exception.
Where to Watch
In case you missed the live action, don’t fret! Super Bowl LVIII aired on CBS and Nickelodeon, and you can catch the stream on Paramount+. It all went down at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, making it a game to remember.
So there you have it, folks! Reba McEntire’s sensational Super Bowl anthem performance will go down in history books. Until next time, keep rockin’ and rollin’!
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