Reba McEntire Shines With National Anthem At Super Bowl XVIII
Reba McEntire made country music and America proud, perfectly singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl XLV today (2/11), just like we knew she would. She wore Ralph Lauren black sequin covered pants, a sequin tan short blazer that sparkled, and one of her signature rodeo belt buckles, which she has worn her entire career.
Before she nailed the Anthem, Reba said in an NFL press conference, “I am honored beyond words to be chosen to sing it. It means that I get to sing a very special song for all Americans, people all around the world, who have really worked so hard for our freedom and to give us peace, and it’s not about me. I’m the representation of this song, and I’m just honored to get to sing it.”
As for her outfit, McEntire said of the attire she chose for the big moment a few days ago in the NFL press conference, “I have never met Ralph Lauren, and I am so excited because I’ve been a huge fan of him for many, many years, and that I’m gonna get to wear a Ralph Lauren outfit, it’s oh, just so exciting.”
When we learned she would be singing the National Anthem this year at the big game, McEntire told us, “I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time.”
She added, “2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary.”
Speaking of Reba (as so many of us are right now), she will star in a new sitcom pilot for NBC. The pilot is the first order of the 2024 season for the network.
The comedy pilot, which has yet to be titled and no cast members have been announced except for Reba, will be with former Reba showrunner Kevin Abbott. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Abbott is set to write the script for the project.
The potential series will revolve around Reba’s character, who inherits her father’s restaurant. She is less than thrilled to discover she has a new business partner in the half-sister she never knew she had.