After being defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII by the score of 38-35, Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni was likely reduced to tears in the locker room.
Due to sadness, of course.
However, before the greatest game of his life, we know that Sirianni let the waterworks out of his eyes.
You can see that Singleton sang the national anthem in a dramatic rendition as the cameras captured the emotion.
Relive @ChrisStapleton’s performance of the National Anthem: https://t.co/sW6nwpQAxR #SBLVII @NFL pic.twitter.com/dPNNLlrl8l
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) February 13, 2023
This feat was also possible without the use of any bells and whistles by country music singers.
Stapleton was left alone in center field, with only a Fender Telecaster and a mic-ed amp.
This was all that was needed to excite Sirriani and almost every viewer in this great country.
The pregame festivities in Arizona were wrapped up by Stapleton’s national song. It was followed by a rendition of “America the Beautiful”, performed by Babyface, and a flyover
Before that, Sheryl Lee Ralph, an actor on the hit sitcom Abbott Elementary left audiences breathless with her highly expressive take on “Lift Every Voice, Sing.” It is now known as the Black national song.
For those who are not aware, Stapleton made history at the 2022 CMA Awards in November. He became the first six-time winner of the male vocalists of the year award. This surpasses Blake Shelton, Vince Gill, and George Strait, all of whom had five wins each.
Yet, for many football fans on Sunday, this performance was their first introduction to the talented artist.
Chris Stapleton sang the national anthem and apparently brought the house down with his performance. https://t.co/RWIYlQHF34
— WNCT (@wnct9) February 13, 2023
“I saw grown men wearing their hats during the National Anthem, and it was really disgusting. Amazing job @ChrisStapleton, you killed it !! Darius Rucker tweeted in response to this rendition.
Parker said that Chris Stapleton was the greatest singer of all time and that he can’t be changed,” while Mickey Guyton wrote:
“Wow @ChrisStapleton. You’ve killed the National Anthem! Congratulations, my friend. #SuperBowl.”
On Sunday night, Rihanna, who was pregnant, impressed viewers.