Country music symbol Reba McEntire sang the public song of devotion before the Kansas City Bosses and San Francisco 49ers went head to head in the 2024 Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 11.
The three-time Grammy champ has an extraordinary history with the melody. McEntire was found as a vocalist a long time back at the 1974 Public Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma when she sang the public song of praise, as per her site. She's played out the public hymn at various occasions from that point forward, however this was her most memorable Super Bowl execution.
"This ain't my most memorable rodeo! I'd never have envisioned when I sang the hymn at the Public Finals Rodeo quite a while back that I'd be singing it today at the Super Bowl," she expressed Sunday on the ball.
McEntire strolled into Allegiant Arena for the Super Bowl around 3 1/2 hours before the opening shot Sunday wearing a puffy, dark false fur garment and clasping hands with her accomplice, Rex Linn.
"I'm respected to be essential for something as large and noteworthy as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas interestingly," McEntire said when the exhibition was reported.
Banner bearing help individuals remained behind McEntire while she sang the public song of praise, as planes flew over Allegiant Arena.
McEntire plunked down with the hosts of "CBS Mornings" in January to discuss how she was planning for the exhibition.
"You simply warm up as you do a show and sing it around five or multiple times, and get in there, and do it," McEntire said.
The vocalist said she was told about the open door by her administrator.
"He said that they believed me should sing the public song of praise at the Super Bowl, and I said 'Goodness my golly. Indeed, that's what let me ponder,'" McEntire said in January. "Furthermore, Rex Linn, my beau, who is a colossal football fan, he said, 'OK, she'll do it. Totally.' So that is where we're at."
Post Malone, singing "America the Wonderful," and Andra Day, singing "Lift Each Voice and Sing," additionally performed during the pregame. The halftime show will include Usher.
Last year, Chris Stapleton sang the public song of devotion at the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl LVIII is broadcasting live on CBS and Nickelodeon and spilling on Paramount+ on Sunday, Feb. 11 from Allegiant Arena in Las Vegas.