Reba On Singing The National Anthem At The Super Bowl: “It’s A Gift”

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Reba McEntire performed the National Anthem before this year’s Super Bowl game on February 11.

The country superstar had been announced as Super Bowl LVIII’s anthem singer on January 18.

“I was honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time.”

Reba joined the ranks as the 10th country artist to grace the Super Bowl stage with her rendition of the National Anthem. Among the esteemed performers before her were Chris Stapleton, Mickey Guyton, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, The Chicks, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, and Charley Pride.

Reba McEntire performs the National Anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl.

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“We’re prepared. We’re ready to go,” Reba told TODAY ahead of the game. “I’ve got my outfit picked out, thanks to Ralph Lauren,” she added. “I’m really excited.”

When it came to feeling nervous about performing at the major event, Reba expressed, “I’m not that nervous, because, you know, it’s not about me when I sing the National Anthem.”

Whenever she sings the song, Reba said she thinks about “every man and woman around the world who has always fought for our freedom and continued to pray for peace.”

Fans React To Reba’s Super Bowl Anthem

Reba McEntire’s rendition of the National Anthem was extraordinary, surpassing all expectations.

Fans took to social media to express their admiration for her performance, praising her stunning precision and heartfelt touches, like wearing her father’s cherished belt buckle and her mother’s treasured bracelet.

One fan expressed, “Reba sung that with such pride, class, and passion. She’s truly a treasure to America and the best person to sing the Anthem.”

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How Did Reba Feel About Singing The National Anthem Before The Super Bowl?

On a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Reba shared what the honor meant to her.

“Getting to sing the National Anthem, 50 years after I started singing the National Anthem, it’s a gift of, you know…But it’s not about me. I’m out there singing, but it’s not about me. It’s about the song and hoping to reunite all the division that’s going on in the world, in our country, and hopefully, that will heal hearts. And I kind of think sometimes that’s why I’m on the earth. If it’s to heal one heart, then great.”

Fans promptly praised Reba for her heartfelt remarks, sharing their thoughts in the comments.

“Reba is a national treasure.”
“This is the reason why everyone loves Reba! Even people that don’t listen to country music.”
“Reba is such a beautiful person…especially on the inside.”
“So very special. Thank you Reba.”

Reba was undoubtedly the perfect pick for singing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl!

Watch her unforgettable performance below.

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