Reba’s Boyfriend Is Excited About Her Super Bowl Performance
Reba McEntire is set to perform the National Anthem before Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The Super Bowl will take place at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, February 11, and will air on CBS.
Reba chatted with CBS Mornings to talk about her latest moment in the national spotlight with Gayle King. Gayle told the country icon what a big deal it was to sing at the Super Bowl. She asked how one gets to sing at the Super Bowl. She said, “I got the news from my manager, and I said, ‘Oh my gosh, let me think about it.’ And my boyfriend Rex (Linn), a huge football fan, said, ‘Yes, she’ll do it. Absolutely.'”
When asked how you get ready for a big gig like that, Reba said, “You just warm up like you do a concert and sing it five or six times and just do it.”
The performance will mark a full-circle moment for Reba. She was discovered 50 years ago singing the National Anthem at the 1974 National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma.
Reba said, “I’m honored to be part of something as big and historic as the Super Bowl coming to Las Vegas for the first time. 2024 marks 50 years since I was discovered singing the National Anthem at the National Finals Rodeo. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary.”
Along with Reba, pre-game talent for the Super Bowl includes Post Malone and Andra Day, with Usher performing at halftime.
Reba recently picked some artist-asked questions from a fishbowl in a new CMT fun promo on their Instagram. The country icon covered subjects from country stars HARDY, Cody Johnson, Dierks Bentley, and Wynonna.
Reba picked up a green card, noting it was her favorite color, she said in the cute video posted to CMT’s Instagram, “From HARDY. Hi HARDY. What is your death row meal?” Without hesitation, Reba said, “A Sonic number one cheeseburger, no onions, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, and whatever pickles.”
She then picked a question from her buddy Cody Johnson: Have you ever been bucked off a horse? Reba got real serious and said, “Cody, no.” She paused and added, “I’ve been dragged off and fallen off.”
Reba picked a question by Dierks Bentley, saying before she read it, “I love Dierks.” She read the question, “If You could go back and re-rerecord an old song of yours, what would it be?” She answered, “I think I would like to re-record ‘Suddenly There’s A Valley.'” She looked at the cameras and said, “You are going to have to look that up because it’s on an album from a long time ago, probably the late seventies.”