Chris Stapleton, Babyface added to Super Bowl entertainment lineup

Event will be held in Glendale, AZ

The NFL has announced that Chris Stapleton and Babyface are among the pregame entertainment lineup for the Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona. The event will be played at State Farm Stadium on Sunday, February 12th and will be broadcast on FOX.

Stapleton will sing the national anthem while Babyface will sing “America the Beautiful.” On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), renowned actor and Arizona native Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language (ASL).

To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy, the service will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium during the national anthem with women aviators as part of the formation. 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.

As previously reported, Rihanna will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. The telecast will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

This marks the first year of a partnership between Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation after Apple Music took over following Pepsi’s decade-long run.

Buddy Iahn
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