He used to spend his nights out in a barroom, but now he spends them on the world’s biggest stages. 

Country superstar Chris Stapleton is performing the national anthem during the pregame show at this year’s Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Ariz. Barely a month later, the beloved singer-songwriter is slated to perform at NRG Stadium in Houston as part of a stacked lineup of artists hitting the stage for the 2023 Houston Rodeo.    

Stapleton will be the pregame star for the showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles—led by quarterback and Houston-area native Jalen Hurts—and the Kansas City Chiefs, led by East Texas-born quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

R&B legend Babyface will also share the pregame stage with Stapleton with a performance of “America The Beautiful.” Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before kickoff as well.     

Stapleton’s 2023 Houston Rodeo performance will mark the second time the country icon has hit the stage at Texas’ biggest rodeo event. Stapleton also blessed the Bayou City’s rodeo in 2018 alongside big-time acts like the Zac Brown Band, J Balvin, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.   

Stapleton is amongst music’s most decorated artists: the singer has racked up eight Grammys, 15 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 Academy of Country Music awards. His accolades include songwriting credits with music legends like Taylor Swift, Adele, Kenny Chesney and beyond. A hit cover of George Jones’ Tennessee Whiskey earned Stapleton breakout fame in 2015. 

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