The on-field talent has yet to be locked in for Super Bowl LVIII, but the entertainers involved in bringing the festivities to life have been set for some time for the global event. With Usher established as the primary halftime performer, the National Football League dipped into the country market to find their singer for the National Anthem in superstar vocalist Reba McEntire.
McEntire, an Oklahoma native, has left an indelible mark on the genre, earning the esteemed title of "The Queen of Country." Her influential career, which took flight in the late '70s, has released more than 100 singles to the Billboard charts and 25 of them have even hit No. 1–an incredible run of success for any artist in any category.
Boasting a discography of over 30 albums, McEntire has delivered chart-topping hits such as "Fancy" and "Does He Love You," showcasing her musical versatility. However, her impact extends beyond music; she has seamlessly transitioned into the realms of television and Broadway. The success of her hit sitcom Reba kept the show going for six seasons, and her role in the Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun underscored her multifaceted talents.
A recipient of numerous accolades, including Grammy Awards and CMA Awards, McEntire stands as a symbol of excellence in the industry. Her legacy as an iconic figure in both music and entertainment is firmly established, making McEntire a revered and beloved personality who is an ideal performer to take on such a meaningful moment in front of a global audience.