Luke Bryan Will Sing the National Anthem at 2017 Super Bowl
Country music fans have one big reason to watch the Super Bowl in 2017: Luke Bryan has been chosen to sing the National Anthem during the big game.
The NFL and Fox revealed Bryan as this year's National Anthem performer on Sunday (Jan. 22); Bryan, too, shared the news via Instagram, saying that he's "so excited" for the performance. It will be the country superstar's first time performing during the Super Bowl festivities; other country artists who have performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl include Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks.
“Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes," Bryan tells People. "But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams, and singing the National Anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger.”
Super Bowl LI is scheduled to take place on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform at halftime, and actor Kriston Lee Pumphrey will perform both the National Anthem and "America the Beautiful" in American Sign Language.
Following his Super Bowl LI performance, Bryan will hit the road once again, for more of his Kill the Lights Tour; the trek begins, following a break for the holidays, on Feb. 16. Bryan has headlining sets at the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival and WE Fest 2017 on his calendar for this year as well.
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