Thursday, February 4, 2016

America The Beautiful for Super Bowl 50 Announced

We already know Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Coldplay will the headline the performance in the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. And we now know that the Armed Forces Chorus will sing “America The Beautiful.”

Below is a press release from NFL Communications


The ARMED FORCES CHORUS will sing “America The Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl 50 pregame festivities at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, February 7, the NFL and CBS announced today. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff.

The Armed Forces Chorus is made up of 50 U.S. Service men and women from the premier military bands in Washington DC representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.

More than 118.5 million viewers watched last year’s Super Bowl, the most-watched television program in history.  The pregame show, including the National Anthem, and Super Bowl 50 will be broadcast worldwide.

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Academy Award winning actress MARLEE MATLIN will perform in American Sign Language “America The Beautiful”.

The Armed Forces Chorus joins 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 & XLVIII), LEA MICHELE (Super Bowl XLVI) and JOHN LEGEND(Super Bowl XLIX) in singing “America The Beautiful” at Super Bowl.  In 2013, JENNIFER HUDSON along with 26 children from the Newton, CT community sang the song in advance of Super Bowl XLVII.


The NFL previously announced LADY GAGA will sing the national anthem and COLDPLAY will be one of several special artists performing in the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. The pregame and halftime shows are an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER.