Luke Bryan to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LI

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HOUSTON — Country music star Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem at Super Bowl LI, the NFL announced Sunday.

Bryan has 17 No. 1 singles and has twice been named the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year.

“He’ll join an elite group of performer who have previously sang the anthem, including Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Beyonce, Garth Brooks and Whitney Houston,” NFL officials said.

The Super Bowl will be played NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5 between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

The Super Bowl will air on FOX31.

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