GLENDALE, Ariz. (WJW) — The U.S. national anthem is one of the most challenging songs to pull off. From the low to high notes, figuring out where to breathe and, of course, the ever-present comparison to Whitney Houston, whose classic version is widely considered among the best.
At this year’s Super Bowl, country music star Chris Stapleton was asked to sing the national anthem. He came out in the middle of the stadium, surrounded by flags and offered his own version of the song, causing some to get emotional.
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Academy Award-winning Troy Kotsur was the sign language interpreter for the performance.
Take a look at Stapleton’s understated, yet sultry rendition right here. How do you think he did?
Anyone needing a refresher on Whitney Houston’s classic 1991 version of the national anthem can check out the video right here.