PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 31: Country music star Garth Brooks sings the National Anthem with American sigh language translation preformed by actress Marlee Matlin prior to Super Bowl XXVII between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills at the Rose Bowl on January 31, 1993 in Pasadena, California. The Cowboys defeated the Bills 52-17. (
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10 Show-Stealing Country Music Performances at the Super Bowl

Country stars have often taken center stage at the Super Bowl.

One of the most beautiful things about America is all the different styles of popular music our nation has produced. From Beyoncé to Katy Perry and Rihanna, our country is full of talent. Many of those talents have performed on our country's biggest stage: the NFL's Super Bowl. Some sing the national anthem or "America the Beautiful" before the big game's kickoff. Others join pop culture immortality by performing during the Super Bowl halftime show — a stage Michael Jackson turned into pop culture staple.

But it wouldn't be a truly American spectacle without country stars along the way. As it happens, some of the biggest names in country music history have performed at the Super Bowl.

Multi-Grammy award-winner Chris Stapleton added his name to the always-growing list of Super Bowl country performers in 2023 by singing the national anthem. This year, Reba McEntire will do the honors.

Other country artists to appear during the broadcast not listed below are Doug Kershaw (the 1990 halftime show) and the duo of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert ("America the Beautiful" in 2012).

Here's Wide Open Country's list of the 10 best country performances in the Super Bowl, ranked.

This story was previously published on Feb. 9, 2023. It was updated on Feb. 6, 2024.

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