LUKE BRYAN TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX

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LUKE BRYAN TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX

Corporate Communications 2016 Post Season English

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/22/2017

LUKE BRYAN TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

AT SUPER BOWL LI ON FOX

 

Country music superstar LUKE BRYAN will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl LI pregame festivities at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, February 5, the NFL and FOX announced today. The performance will be televised live on FOX prior to kickoff.​

The Super Bowl is annually the most-watched television program. Bryan’s performance of the National Anthem in Houston will be his first time appearing on the Super Bowl stage.

Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years. Since the debut of his first album in 2007, he has placed 17 singles at No.1 and sold nearly eight million albums. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, is certified Platinum and has sold 3.5 million tracks with over 400 million streams.

Bryan joins the ranks of many great performers who have sang the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Lady Gaga, Idina Menzel, Renée Fleming, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Cher, Faith Hill, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more.  (A complete list of National Anthem performers from past Super Bowls is listed below.) 

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), actor KRISTON LEE PUMPHREY will perform in American Sign Language both the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful”.

The NFL previously announced that LADY GAGA, who performed the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl 50, will headline the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.

SUPER BOWL NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMERS

Super Bowl

Performer

Super Bowl    

Performer

Super Bowl I

Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands

Super Bowl XXVII

Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin)

Super Bowl II

Grambling University Band

Super Bowl XXVIII

Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed by Courtney Keel Foley)

Super Bowl III

Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)

Super Bowl XXIX

Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)

Super Bowl IV

Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)

Super Bowl XXX

Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)

Super Bowl V

Tommy Loy (trumpeter)

Super Bowl XXXI

Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)

Super Bowl VI

U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale

Super Bowl XXXII

Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)

Super Bowl VII

Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew

Super Bowl XXXIII

Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)

Super Bowl VIII

Charlie Pride

Super Bowl XXXIV

Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)

Super Bowl IX

Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus

Super Bowl XXXV

Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney); "America The Beautiful" performed by Ray Charles

Super Bowl X

Tom Sullivan

Super Bowl XXXVI

Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse); “America The Beautiful” performed by Mary J. Blige & Marc Anthony

Super Bowl XI

Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful)

Super Bowl XXXVII

Dixie Chicks (Signed by Janet Maxwell);
“God Bless America” performed by Celine Dion

Super Bowl XII

Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University

Super Bowl XXXVIII

Beyoncé Knowles (Signed by Suzanna Christy)

Super Bowl XIII

Colgate University Thirteen

Super Bowl XXXIX

More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military (Signed by Wesley Tallent )

Super Bowl XIV

Cheryl Ladd

Super Bowl XL

Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir (Signed by Angela LaGuardia of Michigan School for Deaf).

Super Bowl XV

Helen O’Connell

Super Bowl XLI

Billy Joel (Signed by Marlee Matlin and Jason Hay-Southwell)

Super Bowl XVI

Diana Ross

Super Bowl XLII

Jordin Sparks (Signed by A Dreamer)

Super Bowl XVII

Leslie Easterbrook

Super Bowl XLIII

Jennifer Hudson (Signed by Kristen Santos)

Super Bowl XVIII

Barry Manilow

Super Bowl XLIV

Carrie Underwood (Signed by Kinesha Battles)

Super Bowl XIX

Children’s Choir of San Francisco

Super Bowl XLV

Christina Aguilera (Signed by Candice Villesca)

Super Bowl XX

Wynton Marsalis

Super Bowl XLVI

Kelly Clarkson (Signed by Rachel Mazique)

Super Bowl XXI

Neil Diamond

Super Bowl XLVII

Alicia Keys (Signed by John Maucere)

Super Bowl XXII

Herb Alpert

Super Bowl XLVIII

Renée Fleming (Signed by Amber Zion)

Super Bowl XXIII

Billy Joel

Super Bowl XLIX

Idina Menzel (Signed by Treshelle Edmond)

Super Bowl XXIV

Aaron Neville

Super Bowl 50

Lady Gaga (Signed by Marlee Matlin)

Super Bowl XXV

Whitney Houston

Super Bowl LI

Luke Bryan (Signed by Kriston Pumphrey)

Super Bowl XXVI

Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)

 

 

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ABOUT LUKE BRYAN

Country music superstar Luke Bryan is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year. He has hosted the ACM Awards for four consecutive years. Since the debut of his first album in 2007 he has placed 17 singles at No.1 and sold nearly eight million albums. His fifth studio album, Kill The Lights, is certified Platinum and has sold 3.5 million tracks with over 400 million streams. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 (his third to do so) and Top Country Albums charts, and contains five consecutive No 1 hits- so far.

His concert tours have consistently sold out shows across North America including many NFL Stadiums like the Patriot’s Gillette Stadium where Luke played back-to back sold out concerts last summer. Luke has also sold out Chicago’s Soldier Field, Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium, the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Ford Field in Detroit, the home of the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, and Levi Stadium in San Francisco. His 2015 tour played for 1.5 million fans and in 2016 he entertained 1.6 million fans on his “Kill The Lights Tour.” That tour continues this spring with a new tour planned for the summer.

ABOUT KRISTON LEE PUMPHREY

Kriston Lee Pumphrey is a performing artist who is working as a news anchor at the Deaf Professional Arts Network (DPAN-TV).  Kriston Lee graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009 with a degree in business and communication. Kriston Lee co-founded ColorFest, a Deaf LGBT leadership conference for college students that is hosted both at Gallaudet University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Kriston Lee is involved in various community related advocacy work and currently serves on the board of a D.C. based nonprofit organization that strives to end sexual assault and domestic violence within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

CONTACTS:

NFL/ KRISTON LEE PUMPHREY: Catherine Boyle, Catherine.Boyle@nfl.com, 212-450-2162

FOX: Eddie Motl, Eddie.Motl@fox.com, 212-556-2486

LUKE BRYANJessie Schmidt, jessie@schmidtpr.com, 615-491-7988  ​