The Super Bowl just added some country star power. Luke Bryan has confirmed that he will be singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LI (51) at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. He's the first male performer to get the gig since Billy Joel did it in 2007. (Joel also performed the national anthem in 1989)
“I said, ‘Hell yes, I’ll do it!'” Luke tells "People." “Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes. But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams and singing the national anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger.” He adds, "I feel like this is my way of honoring my country. It’s a little chance to serve.”
This will be Luke’s first time performing at the Super Bowl. Lady Gaga, who’s headlining the Super Bowl halftime show this year, sang the National Anthem at last year’s game. Super Bowl LI kicks off Sunday, February 5th at 6:30pm ET on FOX. Check out Luke’s announcement to the right.