This year’s Superbowl will be played at Houston’s NRG Stadium.
Luke Bryan joins a lineup of preceding Super Bowl National Anthem performers, an honour bestowed on Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks and Idina Menzel, among many others. It’ll be Bryan’s first appearance on the Super Bowl stage.
A repeat CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year winner, Bryan is definitely no stranger to commanding an arena-sized audience. Over time, he’s sold out tour stops at Detroit’s Ford Field, the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Chicago’s Soldier Field and Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, among others. His Kill the Lights tour continues through March 2017, which includes a stop at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. Aside from a handful of festival dates, Bryan’s summer tour plans have not yet been announced.
Lady Gaga, who performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl last year, returns as headliner for the halftime show to the Super Bowl. She’s kept details under wraps about the performance so far. “Maybe I have something small planned,” Gaga told Rolling Stone back in October. “Maybe I’ll just do a lemonade stand. That would really upset people though – I won’t do that, don’t worry.”
Super Bowl LI will be broadcasted live on Fox Sunday, February 5th.