Luke Bryan National Anthem Super Bowl Video

Luke Bryan Sings National Anthem at Super Bowl: Watch Video and Grade It

Luke Bryan took a break from huntin’ and fishin’ and lovin’ every day to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl. But did the country singer’s performance earn him a place among national anthem greats?

In the week leading up to the game, the multiple CMT Award-winner told Rolling Stone he’d studied up on other artists’ successful performances — like the ones by Whitney Houston (1991), Jennifer Hudson (2009)  and Lady Gaga (2016) — in preparation for his moment in the annual sporting event’s gigantic spotlight.

Bryan performed the anthem a capella, hitting all those tough notes with what looked and sounded like ease, earning loud cheers from the crowd and winding it all up with a little descant at the end. In our opinion? Top-notch. But of course, we want to hear what you thought of the “Crash My Party” crooner’s big moment.

Watch the video of Bryan’s performance below (or click here to watch on YouTube), then grade it via the poll belowand hit the comments to back up your pick!


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  1. CourtTV says:

    Sounded ok, but very slow.

  2. ninergrl6 says:

    Good job but those Hamilton ladies are a tough act to follow. They were A+ and he paled by comparison.

  3. Elizabeth Reddekopp says:

    He did our country proud from his heart as always. Thank Luke

  4. I absolutely loved it. which brings me to my biggest complaint about the super bowl.
    i like gaga but i think it is LLLLOOOONNNNGGGG past due for a country act to half time

    • Haz says:

      They should have had Garth Brooks or George Strait especially since it was in Texas. I’m very worried for Gaga if she attempts to go all political. Home girl better hook ’em to Bush and get the hell out of town. The Dixie Chicks career never recovered.

    • Matt says:

      I doubt they will ever go country due to this being an international broadcast event. No matter how big the Country star, the issue remains that Country sells next to nothing outside of the US. Maybe a crossover star like Taylor Swift but honestly I don’t think you could really consider her a Country act.

  5. Kim says:

    He was ok, doesn’t really have the range for the song.

    • madison says:

      Ugh thank you! No range and he was flat for the first four bars of the song. I understand how nerve racking it is but I’m also assuming he had a pitch pipe and still couldn’t find the note.

  6. Liz says:

    It was pretty awful

  7. Chloe says:

    Didn’t do much for me.