It's Official! Chris Stapleton Will Sing the National Anthem on Super Bowl Sunday

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Get excited! 🙌 Even with football season ending, there's always the championship game to watch and the NFL has officially confirmed its full lineup of Super Bowl LVII musical performers!

On Tuesday, January 24, the NFL announced that country singer Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. His performance will actually be one of three—yes, three!—to kick off the big game on February 12, raising spirits in the audience and everyone watching at home. Football fans can also expect pre-game performances by R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds who will be on the mic for a rendition of "America the Beautiful" and Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph who will perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing."

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As you might remember, the NFL announced Rihanna as the Super Bowl halftime performer back in September—marking her long-awaited return to a musical stage. (We can hardly wait!)

Read on for everything you need to know about this year's Super Bowl LVII performers, including Chris who will sing the national anthem.

Who is Chris Stapleton, the singer of the Super Bowl national anthem?

Chris Stapleton is an American singer and songwriter, and you've likely heard one of his country songs already! Known for his hits "Tennessee Whiskey," "Starting Over," and "Nobody to Blame," Stapleton made his smash entry into the industry in 2015 with his debut solo album, Traveller. Over the course of his solo career, Chris has gone on to win eight Grammys, 10 ACM awards, and 14 CMA awards.

Who is Babyface?

"America the Beautiful" has been sung ahead of the national anthem every year since 2009. Longtime R&B producer Babyface will continue the tradition in Super Bowl LVII. Babyface is an 11-time Grammy award-winning artist who has produced 16 number-one R&B hits.

Who is Sheryl Lee Ralph?

Actress and musical performer Sheryl Lee Ralph will give her rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Widely known for her current success as Barbara Howard in the mockumentary-style TV show Abbott Elementary (for which she won an Emmy)—Sheryl also has credits in Sister Act 2 and Oliver & Company. She was also an original leading cast member in the Broadway play, Dreamgirls!

Super Bowl LVII airs on Sunday, February 12. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET, but make sure to tune in early—you won't want to miss any of these performances! 😉

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