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Country star Chris Stapleton moved many people to tears with a powerful delivery of the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni was captured on camera with tears going down his cheeks.
Many others appeared to be moved by the performance, including Philadelphia lineman Jason Kelce and Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones. You can watch here:
.@ChrisStapleton brings the house down with his performance of the National Anthem! #SBLVII pic.twitter.com/iiRzjVcByW
— NFL (@NFL) February 12, 2023
44-year-old Stapleton is well known for creating the country hit song called “Tennessee Whiskey” as well as many other very popular songs.
Popular pop star Pink responded, “Chris Stapleton my good lord — you and Whitney own the national anthem. Forever and ever.”
.@Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and lineman Jason Kelce got emotional during Chris Stapleton's National Anthem. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/IVuhIH0KWr
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) February 12, 2023
“A Chris Stapleton National Anthem just hits different,” another person said.
“Kentucky proud! Chris Stapleton just crushed the national anthem and made me cry,” another said.
“Chris Stapleton just delivered one of the best National Anthem performances I’ve heard in a long time,” another person commented.
A Chris Stapleton National Anthem just hits different.#SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/hwCqI0QxSS
— Ian Cull (@NBCian) February 12, 2023
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Immediately after the “Broken Halos” hitmaker left people in tears, fans witnessed an all-female fly over as players from both teams waited to play against each other.
Emmy-award winner and Golden Globe-nominate Sheryl Lee Ralph started things off Sunday by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” also known as the black national anthem. She was followed by twelve-time Grammy winner, Babyface, who sang a great version of “America the Beautiful,” just before the eight-time Grammy winner brought down the house.
Stapleton, known for hit songs like “Fire Away” shared the news in January with his 1.8 million followers on Instagram that he would perform on the world’s biggest stage.
The line-up last year for Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, California, included artist Mickey Guyton, who sang the national anthem; R&B hitmaker Jhené Aiko, who performed “America the Beautiful”; and the gospel duo Mary Mary, who sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as they were accompanied by the L.A. Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra.