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Watch Reba McEntire's Emotional Super Bowl 2024 National Anthem Performance

The Voice Coach proved once again why she's one of country's brightest stars.

By Elizabeth Logan

This is why she's a star!

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At Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday, February 11, the first ever to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, country singer and The Voice Coach Reba McEntire kicked off the festivities with a wonderfully rousing rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," better known as the national anthem.

In an interview with CBS Mornings, McEntire revealed that it's thanks to her boyfriend, Rex Linn, that she took the gig as quickly as she did.

"I got the news from my manager...he said they wanted me to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, and I said, 'Oh my gosh, well, let me think about that,'" McEntire recalled. "And Rex Linn, my boyfriend, who is a huge football fan, he said, 'Yes! She’ll do it! Absolutely!'"

Reba McEntire performs the national anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl

Reba McEntire's 2024 Super Bowl national anthem 

Watch McEntire's 2024 Super Bowl national anthem performance here. 

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How long was Reba McEntire's national anthem at the Super Bowl?

McEntire's national anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl clocked in at 1:36! 

Past national anthem singer's performances have ranged from 1:34 to 2:23. NBC Sports reports the below times from the last 12 years:

  • 2023: Chris Stapleton - 2:01
  • 2022: Mickey Guyton - 1:51
  • 2021: Eric Church & Jazmine Sullivan - 2:17
  • 2020: Demi Lovato - 1:49
  • 2019: Gladys Knight - 2:01
  • 2018: Pink - 1:52
  • 2017: Luke Bryan - 2:04
  • 2016: Lady Gaga - 2:23
  • 2015: Idina Menzel - 2:04
  • 2014: Renée Fleming - 2:03
  • 2013: Alicia Keys - 2:36
  • 2012: Kelly Clarkson - 1:34

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The 2024 Super Bowl performance lineup

While Usher (The Voice Coach Seasons 4 and 6) headlined the halftime show. Post Malone sang “God Bless America,” and Andra Day presented her own rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”