Kelly Clarkson To Sing The National Anthem; Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert To Sing “America The Beautiful” At Super Bowl XLVI On NBC


KELLY CLARKSON will sing the National Anthem and BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl XLVI pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, the NFL and NBC announced today. The performance will be televised live on NBC prior to kickoff.

In addition, LENNY KRAVITZ and THE FRAY will help kick off Super Bowl XLVI as part of the pregame festivities at Lucas Oil Stadium.

More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history.  The pregame show, including the National Anthem and “America The Beautiful,” and Super Bowl XLVI will be broadcast worldwide.

Clarkson will make her Super Bowl debut.  She is among many great performers who have been honored with singing the Super Bowl National Anthem including: Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Whitney Houston, Harry Connick, Jr., Garth Brooks, Natalie Cole, Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Jewel, Cher, Faith Hill, the Backstreet Boys, Mariah Carey, Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera and many more.  (See below for a complete list of National Anthem performers from past Super Bowls.) 

Shelton & Lambert join VICKI CARR (Super Bowl XI), RAY CHARLES (Super Bowl XXXV), MARY J. BLIGE & MARC ANTHONY (Super Bowl XXXVI), ALICIA KEYS (Super Bowl XXXIX), FAITH HILL (Super Bowl XLIII), QUEEN LATIFAH (Super Bowl XLIV) and LEA MICHELE (Super Bowl XLVI) as the only artists to perform the song at the Super Bowl.

The NFL previously announced that MADONNA will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show.

The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.


Super Bowl Performer
Super Bowl I Universities of Arizona & Michigan Bands
Super Bowl II Grambling University Band
Super Bowl III Anita Bryant (Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo Astronauts)
Super Bowl IV Al Hirt (Pledge of Allegiance by Astronauts)
Super Bowl V Tommy Loy (trumpeter)
Super Bowl VI U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
Super Bowl VII Andy Williams & Little Angels of Holy Angels Church (Chicago) Pledge of Allegiance by Apollo 17 crew
Super Bowl VIII Charlie Pride
Super Bowl IX Grambling University Band with Mardi Gras Chorus
Super Bowl X Tom Sullivan
Super Bowl XI Vicki Carr (America the Beautiful)
Super Bowl XII Phyllis Kelly of NE Louisiana State University
Super Bowl XIII Colgate University Thirteen
Super Bowl XIV Cheryl Ladd
Super Bowl XV Helen O’Connell
Super Bowl XVI Diana Ross
Super Bowl XVII Leslie Easterbrook
Super Bowl XVIII Barry Manilow
Super Bowl XIX Children’s Choir of San Francisco
Super Bowl XX Wynton Marsalis
Super Bowl XXI Neil Diamond
Super Bowl XXII Herb Alpert
Super Bowl XXIII Billy Joel
Super Bowl XXIV Aaron Neville
Super Bowl XXV Whitney Houston
Super Bowl XXVI Harry Connick, Jr. (Signed by Lori Hilary)
Super Bowl XXVII Garth Brooks (Signed by Marlee Matlin)
Super Bowl XXVIII Natalie Cole with Atlanta University Center Chorus (Signed by Courtney Keel Foley)
Super Bowl XXIX Kathie Lee Gifford (Signed by Heather Whitestone)
Super Bowl XXX Vanessa Williams (Signed by Mary Kim Titla)
Super Bowl XXXI Luther Vandross (Signed by Erika Schwarz)
Super Bowl XXXII Jewel (Signed by Phyllis Frelich)
Super Bowl XXXIII Cher (Signed by Speaking Hands)
Super Bowl XXXIV Faith Hill (Signed by Briarlake Elementary School Signing Choir)
Super Bowl XXXV Backstreet Boys (Signed by Tom Cooney); “America The Beautiful” performed by Ray Charles
Super Bowl XXXVI Mariah Carey (Signed by Joe Narcisse); “America The Beautiful” performed by Mary J. Blige & Marc Anthony
Super Bowl XXXVII Dixie Chicks (Signed by Janet Maxwell);
“God Bless America” performed by Celine Dion
Super Bowl XXXVIII Beyoncé Knowles (Signed by Suzanna Christy)
Super Bowl XXXIX More than 100 representatives from the four branches of the military (Signed by Wesley Tallent )
Super Bowl XL Aaron Neville and Dr. John with Aretha Franklin & Detroit based 150-member choir (Signed by Angela LaGuardia of Michigan School for Deaf).
Super Bowl XLI Billy Joel (Signed by Marlee Matlin and Jason Hay-Southwell)
Super Bowl XLII Jordin Sparks (Signed by A Dreamer)
Super Bowl XLIII Jennifer Hudson
Super Bowl XLIV Carrie Underwood
Super Bowl XLV Christina Aguilera
Super Bowl XLVI Kelly Clarkson

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