Reba McEntire is remembering her very first National Anthem Performance as she prepares to sing the song at Super Bowl LVIII.
The country music star was chosen to open this year’s big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, which is a rite of passage for the most elite singers. Reba has belted the anthem dozens of times throughout her career, and it all began back in the ’70s when she was an up-and-comer.
Before kickoff, she took to X to share a video of the performance.
“This ain’t my first rodeo!” she captioned. “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 3 PM PT!”
“I know this will be epic Reba! Can’t wait!,” a fan commented.
“I’ll be watching!” cheered another. “You’ll be amazing! I’m so proud of you.”
“The only part I will watch,” a fan admitted. “Thank you, Reba!”
Reba McEntire Was Discovered After Singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo
Interestingly, it was that very performance that made Reba McEntire famous. The Grammy winner sang the tune during the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma in 1974. And someone in the industry recognized her talent. So tonight’s honor brings that day full circle.
“I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time,” Reba said on her website. “2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary.”
Reba McEntire will take the field to sing the National Anthem just ahead of the 6:30 PM ET kickoff. To watch, tune into CBS.
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