Mickey Guyton Offers Chris Stapleton Advice Ahead Of Super Bowl LVII National Anthem Performance

“Enjoy every minute and don’t forget to breathe,” Guyton wrote, giving advice to Stapleton.


Andrew Wendowski


Posted on February 9, 2023

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Mickey Guyton, Photo Courtesy of ABC; Chris Stapleton, Francis Specker/CBS

As Chris Stapleton prepares to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII, last year’s National Anthem performer, Mickey Guyton, is offering him some words of advice.

After Stapleton was announced as this year’s National Anthem performer, Guyton, took to social media to share a message to Stapleton, along with a little tip for the eight-time GRAMMY winner.

Mickey Guyton Offered Chris Stapleton Advice

Guyton first reflected on her time at the Big Game. “Singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl was a moment I will never forget and something I will be proud of for the rest of my life,” she shared.

@ChrisStapleton was made for this moment and I can’t wait to watch. Enjoy every minute and don’t forget to breathe.”

 In 2022, Guyton wowed millions of viewers with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” when she delivered a stunning performance while backed by a choir. 

This year, Stapleton, who recently turned heads with his GRAMMYs performance alongside Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder, will take to the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. 

Babyface And Sheryl Lee Ralph Will Also Perform

Babyface, a 12-time GRAMMY winner, will also appear the Super Bowl to sing “America The Beautiful.”

Additionally, Emmy-award winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, will appear to sing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

The performers will be joined by Academy Award-winner Troy Kotsur, who will sign the National Anthem, “America The Beautiful,” “Life Every Voice and Sing,” and the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in American Sign Language.

Kotsur, who is only the second deaf person to win an Oscar, is an Arizona native known for his work in the film CODA.

Babyface; Photo Courtesy of CBS
Babyface; Photo Courtesy of CBS

During the Super Bowl LVII pregame entertainment, the U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover of State Farm Stadium while Stapleton sings the National Anthem. The flyover is in support of 50 years of women flying in the Navy. According to a press release, The formation will be composed of an F-35C Lightning II from the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, two F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Flying Eagles” of VFA-122, and an EA-18G Growler from the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129.

RIHANNA Will Headline The Super Bowl Halftime Show

RIHANNA is set to headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show, which will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Collins, who is the President of Jesse Collins Entertainment, shared that RIHANNA is “working hard.” 

Rihanna; Photo Courtesy of Apple Music
Rihanna; Photo Courtesy of Apple Music

He went on to promise viewers that the “Stay” singer will perform “all” of her major hits and that the Apple Music Halftime Show will be “like none other.”

The performance will mark RIHANNA’s first performance in five years.

“Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,” Jay-Z, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” collaborator and the founder of Roc Nation, previously said in a statement. “A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.”

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The 34-year-old pop star has mostly remained out of the spotlight in music over the last several years to focus on her Savage X Fenty lingerie and beauty line. In May of 2022, RIHANNA welcomed her first child with her boyfriend A$AP ROCKY. 

“Oh, man. I’m just as excited as you guys, if not more. Yeah, I’m super excited. This is as huge. This is incredible. I’m so glad that my lady’s back making music again and whatnot, and getting back out there. It’s just incredible,” A$AP ROCKY recently told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. ”Especially for both of us, it is a good year for both of us to be more active and be out there. But the Super Bowl is huge, and her being the creative she is she going to bring it, man. I’m excited. I’m more excited than everybody else, honestly.”

The worldwide phenome​​non later released two new songs, “Lift Me Up” and “Born Again,” which marked her first new music since 2016’s Anti. Both tunes appear as part of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. 

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RIHANNA recently scored her first-ever Oscar nomination at the 95th Academy Awards for Best Original Song for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever single, “Lift Me Up,” which is also her first solo single in six years. 

RIHANNA follows previous Super Bowl halftime performers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, The Weeknd, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and many more.

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Super Bowl LVII, which will find the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the Philadelphia Eagles, will take place on Sunday (Feb. 12) at 5:30 p.m. CT on FOX.​​

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