Any casual Super Bowl viewer knows that the colossal event is as much about music – and, OK, commercials – as sports.
In recent decades, the end of the NFL season has evolved into an all-day, all-night event, with marquee artists taking the field before kickoff and during halftime.
You probably know that Rihanna is taking the stage at halftime.
And maybe you already know who's singing this year’s national anthem,
as well as the Black national anthem and “America the Beautiful,” before kickoff at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl 57.
Or maybe you don’t know any of these things. That’s why we’re here to help.
For the third consecutive year, a country singer will steer the booming song.
Eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton will handle “The Star-Spangled Banner” and will be joined by Troy Kotsur,
the Oscar-winning star of last year’s best picture winner, “CODA.” Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language.