The national anthem performer for this year’s Super Bowl has been announced.
Acclaimed American singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton will take centerfield at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix ahead of this year’s title game.
Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful” and Sherrill Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.
The NFL world took to Twitter to react to the announcement.
“It’s legit awesome!!!” wrote a fan.
“Yaasss! This is epic! Love this lineup!” Said another.
Another said, “The national anthem would be insane.”
Stapleton, an eight-time Emmy Award-winning performer, will set the tone ahead of this year’s highly anticipated Super Bowl matchup. Nine-time Grammy winner Rihanna will headline the halftime show.
This weekend’s conference title game between Philadelphia-San Francisco and Kansas City-Cincinnati will determine the matchup.
This year’s title match will take place on Sunday, February 12.