Multi-Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LVI, taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday, Feb. 13.
Guyton told Universal Music Group Nashville, “When I got the call asking if I would sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, that was the last thing that I ever thought I would ever hear in my lifetime, and here I am getting to sing the national anthem and getting to be on a list of great singers who have sang it.
“This is such a full circle moment for me. I wanted to become a singer after I saw LeAnn Rimes sing the national anthem at a Texas Rangers baseball game, and here I am as a grown woman that’s going to be standing on that field singing this song, and my intentions are togetherness.”
The Texas native wants to bring people together with her performance. Guyton added, “There’s so much divisiveness, and I just hope that everybody sees themself in this performance. That is my goal; that is where my heart is coming from and I’m just so grateful, so blessed. ”
Guyton has performed the national anthem numerous times in high school – so much so that she was dubbed the “national anthem singer.” Fast-forward to years later, and she’s singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at one of the world’s biggest stages – the Super Bowl.
The Big Game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams will air live on NBC and Telemundo, and stream live on Peacock.
Guyton’s groundbreaking debut album, “Remember Her Name,” recently earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year, the first-ever for a Black artist, plus nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.