The NFL revealed Tuesday that the 38-year-old Mickey Guyton will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVI, live from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Mickey tweeted: “Look at God. I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing… So excited to be singing the national anthem at #SBLVI on February 13th!”
The NFL noted that Guyton will perform the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the top of the big game; while R&B singer Jhené Aiko will perform “America the Beautiful” during the pre-show telecast, with further sets from Zedd and Mary Mary.
Guyton is the first Black woman to receive a Grammy nod in the Best Country Solo Performance category. The prestigious position of singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl has been held by iconic singers including Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Gladys Knight, Beyoncé, Cher, Diana Ross, and more.
Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will take place Sunday, Feb. 13.
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