Reba McEntire, the iconic country music superstar, delivered a breathtaking performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVIII, leaving both fans and players deeply moved.
The 68-year-old Grammy winner graced the field moments before kickoff, delivering a flawless performance filled with talent and heartfelt emotion. She performed exceptionally, and when the cameras turned to the sidelines, they captured Chiefs All-Pro defensive lineman Chris Jones completely lost in the lyrics, tears streaming down his face.
As the song came to a close, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes couldn’t help but feel a wave of emotion.
«There’s just so much emotion going around tonight,» a fan expressed about Reba’s performance on X.
Tears run as Reba McEntire sings the US National Anthem 🇺🇸😢 pic.twitter.com/TvJlKSM7bU
— Sky Sports NFL (@SkySportsNFL) February 11, 2024
«This was absolutely amazing,» wrote another user. Hats off to Chris Jones, defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, for displaying genuine emotion during the National Anthem.
Tonight marked a special moment for Reba McEntire as she took the stage to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. However, this was not her first time singing this iconic song. Over the course of her impressive 50-year music career, she has graced audiences with her rendition of the anthem countless times. Interestingly enough, she was actually discovered while singing the Star Spangled Banner.
Reba shared on X before tonight’s show that she had the incredible opportunity to open the National Finals Rodeo in 1974. On her website, she went into great detail about how incredibly successful she was that day, to the point where she caught the attention of someone important.
This ain’t my first rodeo! I’d never have imagined when I sang the anthem at the National Finals Rodeo 50 years ago that I’d be singing it today at the Super Bowl. I’m so honored to be part of this and hope you’ll tune in on @CBS at 3PM PT! 🇺🇸 #SBLVIII pic.twitter.com/gFR7kKTTZT
— Reba McEntire (@reba) February 11, 2024
“I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time. In 2024, it will have been 50 years since I was discovered belting out the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. And I can’t think of a more perfect way to celebrate that anniversary,» she shared.