Mickey Guyton will lend her voice to the Big Game. The country music star will sing the U.S. anthem at 2022 Super Bowl when the Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood (California), on Tuesday. Guyton shared the news on her social media and posted a video showing her shock at the announcement.
“My God…what is my life right now!”In the clip, Guyton said what the Grammy-nominated musician meant. Guyton also added the caption, along with clapping Emojis. “Look at God. I am shook, I am grateful, I am praise dancing…So excited to be singing the national anthem at #SBLVI on February 13th!”
Jhené Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful”Before the game, Mary Mary, a gospel duo, and the LA Phil’s YOLA Youth Orchestra Los Angeles will perform. An all-star line-up including Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg. Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.
Guyton’s most popular songs include “Love My Hair”And “Black Like Me,”She continues to support Black Lives Matter, and push for positive change in the country music industry. Guyton stated to PopCulture, December 2021, that she had faced a lot of backlash from her advocacy. However, it was worth it. “It has been hard to be outspoken as there is backlash that is expected and boy did I get it,”She said it at the time. “It was hard but these were conversations that needed to be had. It’s going to take time, but I do see the industry shifting and looking within to see how we might have misstepped and how we can do better.”
“There is absolutely pressure. However, I am up for the challenge,”The country’s star did not stop. “We must all walk the walk. And when I say we must give Black women opportunities, I must do the same. This isn’t just lip service for me. I talk to a lot of these up-and-coming country singers. I check in on them. I connect them to industry leaders that I know can help them. It’s a lot of work and pressure because I don’t want to ever forsake them. And I won’t.”