Watch Reba McEntire and Post Malone Kicks Off Superbowl LVIII
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America’s unofficial holiday, the Super Bowl, began with stellar performances from Reba McEntire, Andra Day, and Post Malone.
Reba McEntire, a famous country singer, sang the national anthem. Andra Day, known for her R&B music, gave a powerful rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” while Post Malone, the rapper, performed a stripped-down version of “America the Beautiful.”
While Taylor Swift was present at the event, she didn’t perform. However, Malone revealed a collaboration with Swift on a song titled “Tortured Poets Department,” set to release in April, expressing his admiration for her talent and kindness.
Malone’s connection to the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in the Super Bowl, is marked by a tattoo he got after losing a game of beer pong to Chiefs players Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. McEntire also shared a personal connection to singing the national anthem, reminiscing about how it kickstarted her career five decades ago. She said:
“I sang it the first time at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City in 1974, got my singing contract because of that. So this is kind of going full circle.”
On the other hand, Andra Day spoke about the significance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” describing it as a deeply spiritual song that promotes unity and freedom. She expressed:
“I look forward to the point where singing this song and singing songs that represent people and talk about liberty and freedom and togetherness for everybody, I think I look forward to a moment when this is not so much a conversation. It just becomes the norm.”