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Chris Stapleton’s National Anthem Was So Powerful It Made Players Cry on the Field at the Super Bowl


How do you feel about the state of your country?

If you’re like me, you’re worried…

You’re worried about the future of this country and what it means for your children and their children’s children.

Chris Stapleton’s national anthem was a heartfelt rendition and a true ode to our country.

You could tell he was singing to truly celebrate our American heritage and share the message of the national anthem with pride.

It should be a unifying moment for ALL Americans.

But the Left has found a way to even radicalize the national anthem.

Well, that’s exactly what makes Chris Stapleton’s rendition so soul stirring.

He’s truly singing to America and for Americans.

It was so powerful that players and coaches began crying on the field.

Watch below:

Remember when just a few years ago, players began kneeling to DISRESPECT our country?

It truly is refreshing and INSPIRING to see players who love our country as much as we do.

It means that patriots are truly everywhere.

And that gives us hope!

According to Variety:

Chris Stapleton’s turn at singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII represented the third consecutive year in which a country artist has sung all or part of the pre-game song, following Mickey Guyton in 2022 and Eric Church doing it as a duet with R&B star Jazmine Sullivan the year before. But Stapleton confirmed what many of his fans already know — that he’s at least as much a classic blues singer as he is a country stylist.

Stapleton is the last singer to ever overtly milk a song for sentimentality, but it was either in spite of or because of his unusually gritty take on “The Star-Spangled Banner” that cameras were were able to cut to openly weepy reaction shots among the game’s participants. These included Eagles lineman Jason Kelce, who appeared to be fighting off tears, and coach Nick Sirianni, who was saving the fighting for the battlefield, just going into full spigot mode.

The sight of Stapleton standing alone at center field with nothing but a Fender Telecaster, a tiny mic-ed amp and a couple of monitors was a symbol of American individualism, right before a game (and probably a Rihanna performance) devoted much more to the idea of teamwork. As many superior anthems as have been delivered over the years, Stapleton’s delivery of it as something rugged and interior made for an inspired contrast to the sturm und drang with which it’s often delivered.

The other two musical performances before kickoff provided a real study in contrasts. Babyface was even less showy than Stapleton, if also less rugged, also accompanying himself on guitar — albeit a flag-emblazoned acoustic one, with a full, pre-recorded backing track — as he sang the least belt-y version of “America the Beautiful” in memory, going for a quiet-storm approach to patriotism.

We’re also proud that Chris Stapleton showed reverence to the anthem.

He also didn’t make it about himself.

For those who love America, this truly was a unifying moment!

It wasn’t just the players that were drawn to tears.

Multiple people online said they were moved to tears as well.

And at least one of the coaches was caught on camera crying during the anthem.

As reported by USA Today:

With nearly as much attention paid to the music as the game during the Super Bowl, the trifecta of artists who took the field Sunday prior to kickoff knew the importance of their platform.

Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”) and Babyface were tapped for the honors.

Country belter Stapleton, whose brawny voice is a hallmark of his numerous hits, played guitar and carried the national anthem with his usual humble approach.

The ever-shaggy Stapleton – not wearing his hallmark cowboy hat – hit some big vocal notes over his subdued guitar picking.

Stapleton’s quietly affecting rendition moved Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni and center Jason Kelce to tears as they stood on the sideline. The country star’s swoops on the anthem’s final notes sent the Arizona crowd into spasms of cheers.

This marks the third consecutive year that a country singer has been tapped to perform the national anthem. Eric Church shared duties with Jazmine Sullivan in 2021 and Mickey Guyton presented a soaring rendition in 2022.


It’s your turn to be the judge.

Do you agree with the reactions of the players and coaches on the field?

What did you think of Chris Stapleton’s rendition of the anthem?

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