Chris Stapleton to perform at Super Bowl

Country Music Singer Chris Stapleton To Perform At Super Bowl

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on January 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST

Country music star Chris Stapleton, known for his hits "Tennessee Whiskey" and "You Should Probably Leave," will be at the biggest NFL game – The Super Bowl.

Not only will he be in attendance, but he will also be performing at the game.

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Chris Stapleton Will Perform At Super Bowl

Chris Stapleton to perform at Super Bowl

The eight-time Grammy winner has just been confirmed to perform the "National Anthem" at the Super Bowl while R&B legend Babyface will perform “America the Beautiful.”

Oscar winner Troy Kotsu, who became the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award for his role in the film “CODA," will also be there as he will perform the national anthem in American sign language.

The Super Bowl will take place on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The big game will air on FOX.

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Rihanna To Perform At Half Time

Rihanna at the Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin photocall

Multi-Grammy winner Rihanna previously announced she would be headlining the Super Bowl Half Time show this year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage,” Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music, said in a statement after the news broke. “Rihanna is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance.”

When speaking to the decision to headline the Super Bowl Half Time Show, Rihanna said, “It was now or never for me,” in a recent interview ahead of her “Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4,." “It was a challenge that I welcomed. It was a stage bigger than anything I’ve ever done,” she continued.

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But just because she is performing at the Half Time Show does not mean she has new music ready to be released just yet. “That’s not true. Super Bowl is one thing. New music is another thing. Do you hear that, fans?” she said, laughing.

“The second that I announced this, I said, ‘Oh, my God, they’re going to think my album is coming. I need to get to work,’” she continued to joke.

Jay-Z spoke out after the announcement was made, supporting the singer, “Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment."

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Rihanna Previously Declined The Super Bowl Half Time

Rihanna's post on her Instagram page
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Rihanna is now performing at the Super Bowl after previously saying she would not go up on that stage out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. “There’s things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way," she previously said.

The Super Bowl will air on FOX on Sunday, February 12. At this time, four teams remain as they fight for a spot in the big game -- The Cincinnati Bengals, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Francisco 49ers.

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