June 12, 2024

Reba McEntire made fast however majestic work of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

The “Queen of Nation” sang the nationwide anthem moments earlier than kickoff, backed by a recorded monitor of a rustic band with a horn part.

Whereas this was McEntire’s Tremendous Bowl debut, the efficiency commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of her first public rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on the 1974 Nationwide Finals Rodeo in her residence state of Oklahoma.

Flag-bearing service members stood behind her, an enormous U.S. flag coated a lot of the discipline, and army jets flew over Allegiant Stadium as she sang.

She obtained via the music in about 1 minute 40 seconds. That’s a very good 10 seconds longer than the over-under from oddsmakers, however nonetheless the quickest model of the anthem on the Tremendous Bowl since Kelly Clarkson sang it 12 years in the past.

In the meantime, Submit Malone provided a twang-y tackle “America the Lovely.”

The Grammy-nominated musician sang “America the Lovely,” bringing his distinctive vocal tone — most often paired together with his idiosyncratic strategy to pop-rock-rap — to the Tremendous Bowl.

Carrying a bolo tie and taking part in acoustic guitar, Malone’s tackle the music was twang-y, his Texas roots taking a entrance seat. Mid-song, cameras reduce to Taylor Swift and Blake Vigorous holding one another and having fun with the efficiency. Earlier this week, Malone’s breakout hit, “Sunflower,” with Swae Lee — launched for the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack — was named the first-ever double-diamond single in Recording Trade Affiliation of America (RIAA) historical past.

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