Tears flow as Reba McEntire sings the US National Anthem during Super Bowl

To put it mildly, I was ecstatic to learn that Reba McEntire would be singing the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl.

Let’s just say that she didn’t let us down.

There is only one Reba McEntire, and she enthralled the Allegiant Stadium crowd in Paradise, Nevada, with an exceptional performance.

The audience cheered after her amazing performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and we at home were left feeling goosebumps. The Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones started crying as he was obviously impacted by the occasion.

The three-time Grammy winner gave a performance that will always be remembered, and it was just what we needed to get the game going!

There’s no greater stage than playing the national anthem prior to the Super Bowl beginning, as everyone knows, and after Chris Stapleton’s outstanding performance the previous year, there were a lot of high expectations for the renowned Oklahoman.

Reba finished to huge acclaim, which created an amazing atmosphere for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers game.

2024 marked the fourth consecutive year that the NFL had scheduled a country music artist to sing the national anthem, according to Taste of Country.

The 68-year-old Reba shared some fascinating information regarding her performance a month ago. The country music singer gave a specific explanation for her decision to accept the offer to sing the national anthem in an interview with CBS Mornings.

“My manager informed me of the news.I answered, “Oh my gosh, well, let me think about that,” when he told me they wanted me to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, McEntire remembered. And my boyfriend, Rex Linn, who loves football a lot, responded, ‘Yes, she’ll do it! Without a doubt!

She told herself that she had rehearsed a lot and was ready for the big day.

“In the shower and when we get in the car, I’ve been singing the national anthem,” McEntire remarked.

In addition, Reba told Apple Music host Nadeska Alexis that she was “honored beyond words” to be singing during the Super Bowl for the first time.

I have the privilege of performing a very special song for all Americans and people everywhere who have sacrificed much to grant us freedom and peace. I’m really honored to get to perform this song; it’s not about me. I’m the song’s representation. It’s an excellent one. I’m quite proud to get to sing it because I’ve been performing it for fifty years.

Boyfriend of Reba McEntire

Although Reba McEntire and Hollywood actor Rex Linn began dating in 2020, the two had been acquainted since 1991 when they worked together on the production of “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.”

Following her traumatic divorce from Narvel Blackstock and learning of her mother’s cancer prognosis, Reba was given permission by Rex Linn to reach out to her whenever she needed someone to talk to. As promised, the country music icon went to him for support, consolation, and advice.

During the COVID-19 epidemic, Reba and Linn, who were based in Tennessee and California, respectively, had virtual coffee dates and exchanged texts to get to know one another better.

Linn’s most well-known role is that of Frank Tripp from the television show CSI: Miami. He has also acted in the films Django Unchained, Rush Hour, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Similar to Reba, the actor, who is 67 years old, was raised in Oklahoma following his parents’ relocation from Texas when he was 13 years old.

Reba claims that if they were to get married, they would need to host multiple ceremonies to accommodate everyone they wanted to invite.

“We’ve laughed and talked about it,” McEntire remarked. “We realized that because we have so many friends, acquaintances, and family, if we ever did have a ceremony, we would have to have a 2 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and an 8 o’clock.”

Nearly abandoned the field

The performer, who is known as the Queen of Country, opened out about her thoughts to give up music after her mother Jacqueline passed away from cancer in March 2020 in a recent interview with Hoda & Jenna on Today.

The 68-year-old McEntire recalled an instance when, following Jacqueline’s passing, she and her sister Susie were sorting through their parents’ possessions. She gave her singing career some serious thought during this reflective time.

“I was looking through pictures,” she recalled. “I just don’t think I’m going to do this anymore,” I murmured. “What?” she exclaimed. “I told you to sing,” she said. “I said, ‘I always took care of Mama.'” “Oh, you’ll get it back,” she said, and I did.

Reba’s love of music was sparked by Jacqueline, who taught her and her siblings Susie, Alice, and Pake the art of singing before the ‘Fancy’ performer’s career took off in the 1970s. Her mother had always encouraged her, she recalled with fondness, adding, “She was really encouraging for all of us kids, whatever we wanted to do.” She imparted harmony to us.

The McEntire siblings gained notoriety as “the singing McEntires” in high school because of Jacqueline’s encouragement and willingness to correct them when they made a mistake.

Recalling her mother’s pointing motion with the spatula, McEntire said, “Anytime anybody needed an opinion of who’s off — Susie’s on my part, I’m on Susie’s part — Mama would come in with her spatula after she was frying potatoes.” “All right, Reba, you’re on Susie’s side,” she would say. Repeat the song. After we finished singing, she would say, “Oh, that’s perfect,” and then return to the potato-frying process.

Reba, we’re happy you’re still here to entertain us. You make signing the national anthem appear so simple!

The combination of the moment’s significance and your signature voice made Super Bowl 2024 a timeless and unforgettable event. If you agree, please share this article!

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