Country music superstar Chris Stapleton’s soulful rendition of the US national anthem at Super Bowl LVI brought audiences and even some NFL coaches to tears. The Grammy Award-winning artist, known for hits like “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Broken Halos,” delivered a stirring performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the big game.
Stapleton’s performance was met with widespread acclaim, with many fans and viewers taking to social media to express their admiration for the singer. According to reports, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was seen wiping away tears during the performance.
The performance was a significant moment for Stapleton, who had previously said that he was honored to have been chosen to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl. “It’s a big deal to me,” he said in an interview with CBS News. “I’ve sung it many times, and I always take it seriously.”
Stapleton’s rendition of the national anthem was notable for its raw emotion and stripped-down instrumentation, featuring only a guitar and drums. The singer’s powerful vocals and soulful delivery drew comparisons to some of the greats, like Whitney Houston and Marvin Gaye, who are renowned for their iconic performances of the national anthem.
Stapleton’s performance was also the subject of a prop bet, with odds on the length of the singer’s rendition of the anthem. The over/under was set at 1 minute and 59 seconds, and Stapleton came in under that time, clocking in at 1 minute and 54 seconds.
The Super Bowl halftime show featured performances by pop superstar Rihanna and Sherry Lee Ralph, but it was Stapleton’s stirring rendition of the national anthem that left a lasting impression on viewers. The singer’s soulful delivery of the patriotic song served as a reminder of the power of music to unite and inspire people, even in the face of a global pandemic and political division.
Stapleton’s performance was a standout moment at this year’s Super Bowl and a testament to the power of music to move and inspire people. The singer’s emotional delivery of the national anthem is sure to go down in Super Bowl history as one of the most memorable performances of all time.
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