Super Bowl 2023 national anthem: Here's who's singing before the big game

Ed Masley
Arizona Republic
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Country superstar Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem before Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023.

The eight-time Grammy winner is one of modern country music's most respected artists with 15 Country Music Association Awards and 10 Academy of Country Music Awards to his credit.

The NFL also announced the other pregame entertainment for the game, which will be broadcast on Fox.

The two teams (one from the National Football Conference, one from the American Football Conference) that emerge victorious from the NFL conference championship on Jan. 29 will advance to the Super Bowl.

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Babyface will sing 'America the Beautiful'

Twelve-time Grammy winner Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.”

Babyface has produced and written 125 Top 10 hits, 44 No. 1 R&B hits and 16 No. 1 pop hits.

Sheryl Lee Ralph of 'Abbott Elementary' will do 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'

Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing," the Black national anthem.

Ralph, who stars in the hit TV show "Abbott Elementary," is also a Golden Globe nominee, Critics Choice Winner, Tony Award nominee, NAACP Image Award nominee and Independent Spirit Award winner.

Arizona Oscar winner Troy Kotsur will sign the national anthem

Actor Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city from Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Mesa. Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has been honored with a key to his Arizona hometown.

The pregame songs and halftime show will be performed in American Sign Language as well.

On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf, Arizona native Troy Kotsur, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Coda," will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language.

Colin Denny, a deaf member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, will sign “America the Beautiful.”

Deaf performer Justina Miles will sign “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and provide the ASL rendition of the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.

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National anthem flyover during Super Bowl 2023

To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy, the service will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium during the national anthem.

The formation will be composed 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.

Rihanna, of course, is headlining the halftime show

The NFL previously announced that international pop music icon Rihanna will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director.

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