Mickey Guyton performed the National Anthem at this year's Super Bowl in Los Angeles at the SoFi Stadium on February 13. Guyton, backed by a choir, showcased her powerhouse vocals with a chill-inducing rendition of the anthem.
Watch Guyton's performance below.
The performance was a full circle moment for Guyton. The singer-songwriter told Rolling Stone that she was inspired to become a country singer at 8 years old while watching LeAnn Rimes perform the National Anthem at a Texas Rangers game.
Guyton's fellow country stars cheered her on via social media.
"Now the world knows what us in Nashville have known for years," Brothers Osborne wrote on Twitter. "Smashed it, Mickey."
On Feb. 1, Guyton announced that she'd be performing the National Anthem. Taking to Twitter to announce the exciting news, she stated,"👏❤Look👏 ❤at👏 ❤God. I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing... So excited to be singing the National Anthem at #SBLV on February 13th! @nfl @nbcsports."
2021 was a big year for Guyton. She released her debut album Remember Her Name.
"I hope I can just show everyone, no matter their age, or sexual orientation, or if they're a mother, that you can 100 percent do it, and that's really important," she told Rolling Stone. It's so easy to write off our dreams, but you have to fight for them."
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) February 1, 2022
The country singer made history after becoming the first Black solo female artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the country music category. She has been actively speaking about equality and racism within the industry, fighting for more representation in the genre.
Last year the "Black Like Me" singer made several appearances, including performing a beautiful rendition of "Love My Hair" alongside country performers Madeline Edwards and Brittney Spencer at the CMA Awards in November. She also appeared at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and on HBO's Sesame Street.
Additional performers at the 2022 Super Bowl included Jhené Aiko, who performed "America the Beautiful," and Mary Mary, who performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing." Actress Sandra Mae Frank performed the National Anthem and "America The Beautiful" in the pre-game in American Sign Language.
Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamark and Mary J. Blige performed during the halftime show.
The Los Angeles Rams triumphed over the Cincinnati Bengals, winning 23-20.
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