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Indiana, Kentucky-born musicians among those to perform at Super Bowl LVII pregame

GLENDALE, ARIZONA — The National Football League (NFL) announced their pregame entertainment lineup for Super Bowl LVII to be held in Arizona Sunday, February 12.

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Two Grammy-winning artists and an Emmy-winning actor will take the stage to serenade audiences with their rendition of patriotic staples.

Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem with Oscar-winning Troy Kotsur performing the song in American Sign Language.

“Stapleton is one of the country’s most respected and beloved musicians,” an NFL spokesperson stated. He is also one of the most decorated country artists with eight Grammy awards, 15 Country Music Association (CMA) awards, and 10 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards.

Stapleton also carries the distinction of setting the record for most wins ever in the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year category, according to the spokesperson.

Indiana-born Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will follow with “America the Beautiful.”

Babyface is one of the most accomplished living artists having “contributed to over 800 million records sold and over a billion records streamed,” the spokesperson said. After working with vocalists like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, he charted “125 Top 10 hits, 44 No. 1 R&B hits, and 16 No. 1 pop hits” on Billboard. He holds 12 Grammy awards, four American Music Awards, five Soul Train Awards, and five NAACP Image Awards. He also holds the honor of being named “Producer of the Year” four times by the Grammys, the only artist to achieve the feat.

Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Ralph has won the Emmy and Critics Choice award for her role, the spokesperson said. She was also nominated for a Tony award in her three decade long career.

Finally, women aviators will flyover the stadium to commemorate 50 years of women flying in the U.S. Navy, the spokesperson informed.

Rihanna will headline the halftime show.