That Reba McEntire was going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl made me very happy. And I have to say, she did not let me down!
Reba McEntire is one of a kind, and her show at Paradise, Nevada’s Allegiant Stadium was magic. Everyone who saw her sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” cheered, and those of us who watched at home got chills. Even Chris Jones, a Chiefs player, started crying.
Three-time Grammy winner gave a show we’ll never forget. It was just what we needed to get the game going!
We all know that singing the national anthem before the Super Bowl is the biggest stage there is. After Chris Stapleton’s amazing performance last year, everyone had huge hopes for the famous Oklahoman.
The crowd went wild with applause when Reba was done singing, making it a great setting for the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
Taste of Country says this is the fourth year in a row that the NFL picked a country singer to sing the national anthem.
About a month ago, Reba, who is 68 years old, talked about her performance in an interesting way. She told CBS Mornings that she said yes to the offer for a certain reason.
“The news reached me through my manager…”She remembered, “He told me they wanted me to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, well, let me think about that.'” “Yes!” replied my boyfriend Rex Linn, who is a big football fan. It will be done by her! Of course!'”
She told him that she was ready for the big moment because she had been practicing hard.
Rebel said, “I sing the national anthem in the shower and when we get in the car.”
She also said that singing at the Super Bowl for the first time made her feel “honored beyond words.” “I get to sing a very special song for all Americans and people all over the world who have worked so hard for our freedom and peace,” she told Nadeska Alexis, star of Apple Music. It’s not about me; this song is what I represent, and I’m proud to be able to sing it. It’s impressive. I love singing it, and I’m happy to be able to do it for 50 years.
They had known each other since 1991, when they met on the set of “The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw.” In 2020, Reba McEntire began dating actor Rex Linn.
After their painful split and finding out her mom had cancer, Rex Linn told Reba she could always talk to him if she needed to. He kept his promise, so she turned to him for help and comfort.
Reba was in Tennessee and Linn was in California during the COVID-19 outbreak. They texted each other to get to know each other better and even had “virtual coffee dates.”
Many people know Linn from his TV show CSI: Miami, where he plays Frank Tripp. His movie roles include Cheaper by the Dozen, Rush Hour, and Django Unchained. When he was 13, his family moved from Texas to Oklahoma, where he grew up. Reba did the same.
Reba says they’d have to have more than one wedding if they ever get married because they’d want to ask so many family and friends.
Rachael said, “We’ve talked and laughed about it.” “For the sake of convenience, we thought, ‘Wow, if we ever have a ceremony, we’ll need one at 2 o’clock, 4 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 8 o’clock.'”
The singer, who is known as the “Queen of Country,” recently talked on Today with Hoda & Jenna about how she thought about giving up singing after her mom Jacqueline died of cancer in March 2020.
There was a time when Reba, who is 68 years old, and her sister Susie were going through their parents’ things after Jacqueline died. That’s when she thought about quitting singing.
“I was looking at pictures. “I told her, ‘I don’t think I want to do this anymore,'” Reba said. What I meant was to sing. Baby, I always sang for you.” Although, her sister told her she would get back to singing. And she did it.
Reba became famous in the 1970s. Before that, her mom, Jacqueline, taught her and her brothers how to sing. Reba remembers how her mom always supported them no matter what they did.
Others in high school called them “the singing McEntires” because Jacqueline would criticize them even when she was cooking.
“If someone wanted to know who was singing wrong, Mama would come in with her spatula after frying potatoes,” Reba said, pointing with the spatula. ” “Okay, Reba, you’re singing Susie’s part. Perform it once more. She’d say, “Oh, that’s great,” and then she’d go back to cooking.
Thanks for making music again, Reba. You sing the national song so well!