Your Super Bowl inhabitant anthem singer: Luke Bryan

It’s official: Luke Bryan is going to sing a inhabitant anthem during Super Bowl LI.

The nation star announced that he’ll perform during NRG Stadium in Houston forward of a large diversion on Feb. 5. He’s a initial masculine thespian to take a Super Bowl theatre for a anthem given Billy Joel sang it 10 years ago. (Joel achieved a inhabitant anthem in both 1989 and 2007.) Since then, these performers have sung before kickoff during a most-watched TV module of a year, in sequence from many recent: Lady Gaga (this year’s halftime performer), Idina Menzel, Renée Fleming, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks.

If you’re not a nation strain fan, or you’re only unknown with a 40-year-old musician, here’s a bit about him:

He’s from Georgia

The singer/songwriter was innate in Leesburg, Ga., as a youngest son of a farmer. Bryan changed to Nashville after high propagandize to pursue a strain career.

You’ve substantially heard his songs

Bryan’s hits include Someone Else Calling You Baby and Country Girl (Shake It for Me). Recently, his single Move topped a nation charts. It’s a fifth strain from his new album Kill a Lights to strike No. 1 on Billboard‘s nation airplay chart.

He’s raked in large awards

Bryan won a Country Music Association’s desired hostess of a year endowment twice in a row: 2014 and 2015.

Nothing will stop him from performing

Last October, a thespian continued his Farm Tour after fracturing his collarbone in a biking accident.

He has copiousness of shows entrance up

Before a Super Bowl, he’s personification a Crash My Playa festival in Mexico. After a large game, he’s stability his Kill a Lights tour.

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