ERIC Church is teaming with another recording artist to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 7.
Eric Church performs in Nashville in 2017Credit: Getty Images
Who is Eric Church?
He formed a band while attending college at Appalachian State, and would play around western North Carolina.
Church, now 43, would move to Nashville and pursue a career in country music.
His debut single, How ‘Bout You was released in 2006, and it had reached the country Top 20 by the time Capitol Records Nashville issued his first album.
Church married Katherine Blasingame in 2008 and they have two children.
Eric Church performs on stage during day 2 of Rockin’ River Music Festival 2018 on August 3, 2018 in Merritt, CanadaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Why is he singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl?
Church will perform the national anthem with Jazmine Sullivan at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa ahead of next month’s Big Game.
In addition, deaf rapper and recording artist Warren “WAWA” Snipe will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language.
Also, Amanda Gorman will read a poem to honor Covid heroes.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company is executive producing the halftime show for a second time.
Katherine Church and singer-songwriter Eric Church attend the 16th Annual Nashville Best Cellars Dinner hosted by the TJ Martell Foundation at City Winery Nashville on April 27, 2015, in NashvilleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Church is a 10-time Grammy nominee, who has topped the country charts with songs like Drink In My Hand, Springsteen, Talladega and Record Year.
He has released multiple multiplatinum and platinum albums and was named entertainer of the year at last year’s Country Music Association Awards.
Sullivan rose to the top of the R&B charts in 2008 with her debut single and album.
She has notched 12 Grammy nominations and has written songs for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson and Monica.
Her new album, Heaux Tales, debuted at Number 4 on this week’s all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart.
The last country artist to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl was Luke Bryan in 2017.
Super Bowl kickoff is expected to be 6:30 pm on February 7 and the Big Game will air on CBS.