Luke Bryan Will Be Singing a Cappella at Super Bowl LI
Luke Bryan says there's no chance of him lipsyncing his Super Bowl LI National Anthem performance -- because he'll be singing a cappella.
The country star spoke with Bobby Bones on Thursday morning (Feb. 2) about his major upcoming performance, saying, "I’m just gonna do it a cappella, so there’s no way to … I would never be able to lipsync it in case of a disaster."
"I mean, and the only disaster would be if I come down with the flu Saturday night," Bryan adds.
Previously, when his performance was announced, Bryan said that he is “so excited” to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl in 2017. It will be the superstar’s first time performing during Super Bowl festivities; other country artists who have performed the National Anthem at the Super Bowl include Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks.
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“Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes,” Bryan says. “But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams, and singing the National Anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger.”
Super Bowl LI is scheduled to take place on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Lady Gaga will perform at halftime, and actor Kriston Lee Pumphrey will perform both the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language.
Following his Super Bowl LI performance, Bryan will hit the road once again, for more of his Kill the Lights Tour; the trek begins on Feb. 16. Bryan has headlining sets at the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival and WE Fest 2017 on his calendar for this year too, as well as his summer 2017 Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day Tour; additionally, he will be mentoring Blake Shelton's team during Season 12 of The Voice.
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