The NFL chose a rising country star to do the honors.
The Super Bowl is as much about glitz and glamor as it is about touchdowns, and this year’s edition is no different.
Earlier this month, the NFL announced that country music star Mickey Guyton would sing the national anthem before kickoff between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. Guyton will be joined by a host of other entertainers at SoFi Stadium as the Super Bowl once again brings out stars from across the spectrum of the entertainment industry.
Jhene Aiko, Mary Mary and DJ Zedd will also be part of the pre-match ceremonies.
Here’s everything you need to know about who sings the national anthem, who plays at halftime and when the game is:
Who sings the national anthem at Super Bowl 56?
Candace Mycale Guyton, who uses the stage name Mickey Guyton, is a rising star on the country music scene. The 38-year-old has been around for a while now, but her debut studio album, remember his namecame out late last year and is catching the attention of Texas natives as a talented singer and songwriter.
Guyton first rose to prominence with the song “Better Than You Left Me”, which was released six years before his debut album.
remember his name earned Guyton a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, making her the first black artist to be nominated in the category. This follows her 2020 Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for “Black Like Me,” which details Guyton’s experiences as a black woman in country music.
When does Super Bowl 56 start?
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Guyton will sing the US national anthem a few minutes before kickoff.
Who is performing in the Super Bowl 56 halftime show?
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige are the scheduled performers. Click here for more information on the halftime show.
How to watch Super Bowl 56: TV, live stream
- WE: NBC
- UK: BBC Two and BBC iPlayer
- Canada: DAZN
- Australia: Channel 7
- Mexico: Aztec 7
- Germany: DAZN