Chris Stapleton to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII

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The NFL has announced Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LVII. Here’s a peek at the full pregame lineup.

The pregame lineup features Chris Stapleton, Babyface, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Troy Kotsur. As previously announced, Rihanna will headline the newly named Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Acclaimed musician and songwriter Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. An eight-time Grammy, 15-time Country Music Association and 10-time Academy of Country music award winner, Stapleton is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians.

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and producer Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.” Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 44 #1 R&B hits and 16 #1 pop hits.

Emmy-award winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will song “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Ralph is also a Golden Globe nominee, Critics Choice Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner. She can currently be seen starring in smash hit, comedy series “Abbott Elementary.” Ralph has become a staple in the entertainment industry, with an acclaimed career spanning over three decades.

On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) renowned actor and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language (ASL).

For his acclaimed work in the movie “CODA,” Kotsur became only the second deaf person ever to win an Oscar in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Colin Denny, a deaf Native American, will sign “America the Beautiful” and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Deaf performer Justina Miles will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and will also provide an ASL rendition of the Halftime Show.

To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy, the service will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium during the national anthem with female aviators as part of the formation.