Alright. So we had Charley Pride, Garth Brooks, and Faith Hill. Some may not have enjoyed their versions. Some may have already picked their bet. Here are more performances to complete our six country artists.
FOURTH: THE DIXIE CHICKS for Super Bowl XXXVII (2003)
The Dixie Chicks are the first country group who performed during the 2003 Super Bowl in San Diego, California. The Chicks’ version of the National Anthem has also found its way to many Super Bowl “bests” lists, including one written by The New York Daily News’ Jim Farber. He graded the Chicks’ performance at the third spot praising them for their “fine three-part harmonies”.
FIFTH: CARRIE UNDERWOOD for Super Bowl XLIV (2010)
Carrie Underwood got great praise for doing her performance a cappella. Her version helped her land on many “bests” lists, including Farber’s.
In 2013, Underwood replaced Hill as the new voice of Sunday Night Football. It went through a remodeling in 2016 to follow the tune of Underwood’s hit song with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.”
SIXTH: LUKE BRYAN for Super Bowl LI (2017)
The latest country artist to perform the National anthem at the Super Bowl was Luke Bryan. He did so in 2017. He spoke about it on various social media outlets. In an interview with People, he shared his reaction when he was asked to perform.
“I said, ‘Hell yes, I’ll do it!’ “, he said.
Like Underwood, Bryan chose to perform the National Anthem a cappella. He earned his spot of praise in the history books too, that’s for sure!
We say, nobody ever does the National Anthem better than our own country artists. The spirit of country music lived on to “The Star Spangled Banner” tune. How it’s sung undeniably sets it apart from the usual performances of other artists. There is just this country music vibe we can’t get enough of.
These six artists have totally set the bar high for those who will follow them.
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