Country music singer Luke Bryan sang with soul at the Super Bowl LI.
Bryan performed an a cappella rendition of the national anthem before his home-state Atlanta Falcons played the New England Patriots at the NRG Stadium.
"In most years I can be pretty neutral on who's going to win the Super Bowl,” Bryan told reporters at a Super Bowl press conference on Thursday, “and then I always get – you're always going to get some flak from your fans. But I grew up in Georgia so I've definitely got to pull for my Falcons, my Dirty Birds.”
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2017