HOUSTON, Texas – County superstar Luke Bryan took to the field Sunday night to officially kick off Super Bowl LI with his rendition of the National Anthem.
And he did not disappoint.
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According to Sports Illustrated, Bryan took two minutes and four seconds to belt out our nation’s anthem.
And according to many on social media, he scored a touchdown with it!
Luke Bryan just made America proud with this stirring Super Bowl performance of the national anthem https://t.co/FttPsrnnIb
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Bryan said he toned down his lifestyle in preparation of his performance at the Super Bowl.
“It’s two months of preparation when you find out you’re doing the anthem,” Bryan said after singing the national anthem. “I haven’t went out any night so I’ve been a good boy preparing.”
He said he felt proud of his performance — especially after his fellow country singers contacted him to say they were impressed.
“I hope everybody felt that I did a great job with it. And when all my Nashville country music singer buddies are texting me ‘good job,’ I’m like, ‘All right, I did a good job,'” he said.
Bryan, who is from Georgia, said he was also proud to see former President George H.W. Bush — who recently received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks — at the game.
Bush, 92, took part in the pregame coin toss with his wife, Barbara, earning a huge ovation from the crowd.
“With what they’re dealing with health-wise, I think it was an honor and a privilege for America to see them,” Bryan said. “What a beautiful family, and for them to be here together it was a special moment. I was glad I got to witness it.”