In just a couple hours, Luke Bryan will take the field to deliver his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the kick-off of Super Bowl 51. Before that though, let’s revisit some of country music’s best performances of our National Anthem.
Carrie Underwood at Super Bowl 2010
Carrie Underwood delivered a flawless acapella version of the anthem that is still one of the best versions of the anthem I’ve seen at a Super Bowl.
Dixie Chicks at the 2003 Super Bowl
The Dixie Chicks brought their stellar harmonies to the world’s biggest stage when they delivered an incredible version of our country’s anthem. This performance still gives me chills whenever I listen to it.
Faith Hill at the 2000 Super Bowl
At the height of her career, Faith Hill was given the honor of performing the National Anthem at the 2000 Super Bowl. She delivered the anthem with such grace, poise, and an amazing vocal delivery that proved she is one of the best vocalists in country music.
Lee Ann Womack at the 2014 Cowboys Thanksgiving Day Game
It’s nearly impossible to make the National Anthem your own, but at the 2014 Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game, Lee Ann Womack delivered a rendition that made you believe the song was written just for her. Accompanied by Paul Franklin on the pedal steel guitar, Lee Ann delivered a powerful rendition of the song that showcased her traditional country roots.
Little Big Town at the 2016 NFC Championship Game
Little Big Town proved that simplicity is the best way to go when delivering the National Anthem. With just their incredible four part harmonies, the group delivered an emotional version of the anthem proving that you don’t need an over-the-top delivery to master the difficult song.