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Mickey Guyton To Perform At This Year’s Super Bowl

9 February 2022 | 12:47 pm | Mallory Arbour

Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl LVI, taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13th.

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Mickey Guyton will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl LVI, taking place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday, February 13th, where the Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Los Angeles Rams.

Guyton told ET, "I am freaking out. Oh my God. It’s just so much. Literally two years ago, this wasn’t even a possibility for me and now I'm singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. It's crazy. I think that everybody would love to perform at the Super Bowl at some point or another. I just never thought it was a possibility for me. I always just enjoyed watching the national anthem. I sang the national anthem at my high school at every basketball game that we had. I know the song so well, but it was never a possibility. But now that we’re here, I am just completely blown away and grateful."

Other country artists who have previously performed The Star-Spangled Banner before the big game include Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church.

In addition to Guyton singing the national anthem, Super Bowl LVI will feature performances from Jhené Aiko, who is slated to perform America the Beautiful. On behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), acclaimed actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language. Gospel group Mary Mary will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to perform Lift Every Voice and Sing, and Zedd will get the party started as the DJ during the pregame warm-ups.  

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One of the biggest moments of the night will come during the Pepsi Halftime Show, when Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar hit the stage.  

Born and raised in Texas, Guyton began singing and performing in church choirs as a child. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school to pursue country music professionally while attending university, before moving to Nashville in 2011. She released her debut EP, Unbreakable in 2015. Her 2015 single, Better Than You Left Me reached #34 on the US Country Airplay Chart and earned her a nomination at the ACM Awards. That same year, her second self-titled EP was released.

In 2020, she released the single Black Like Me, which speaks on her experiences as a black woman, particularly a black woman in country music. It was released in the wake of the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. The song helped further elevate her career and resulted in her first nomination at the Grammy Awards, becoming the first black woman to ever be nominated in a country category.

Guyton’s ground-breaking debut album, Remember Her Name, (released last year along with her third EP, Bridges) recently earned a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Country Album of the Year’, the first-ever for a Black artist, plus nominations for ‘Best Country Song’ and ‘Best Country Solo Performance’. She further made history as the first black female country artist to perform her own song at the CMA Awards. Guyton has collaborated with Dean Brody, as well as with Breland on the duet version of his single, Cross Country.

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