New York, NY — The NFL today announced the first-ever entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVII in Arizona, which will be played at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 12 and airs on FOX.
Popular singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem. Stapleton is one of the most respected and beloved musicians of the Grammy, 15-time Country Music Association and 10-time Academy of Country Music.
Twelve-year-old singer, songwriter and producer Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.” Babyface has produced and recorded 125 Top 10 hits, 44 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hit.
Emmy award-winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Ralph is also a Golden Globe nominee, Critics Choice Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award nominee. He currently appears in the smash hit, comedy-drama “Abbott Elementary.” Ralph has been an important part of entertainment, with a distinguished career that has spanned more than three decades.
On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), popular actor and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will sing the national anthem in American Sign Language (ASL). Thanks to his famous work in the movie “CODA,” Kotsur became the second deaf person to win an Oscar, in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Colin Denny, a deaf Native American, will sign the book “America the Beautiful,” and is a proud member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Deaf performer Justina Miles will sign “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and will also provide an ASL translation for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.
To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Air Force, the convention will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium during the national anthem with female pilots as part of the formation. The formation consists of an F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122, and an EA-18G. Growler from the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129.
The NFL has already announced that the global icon, Rihanna will be the headliner of the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS and Roc Nation with Jesse Collins serving as executive producer, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director.