Reba McEntire was chosen as the artist who will sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Here, we look back at her career, net worth and successes over the years
Country Queen Reba McEntire will be singing the US national anthem at the Super Bowl this weekend.
The entertainment mogul, who has become a household name through a successful career that includes music, television, film, theater, retail and hospitality, will be among the performers at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday. Following her stint as a coach on “The Voice”, McEntire will be singing the anthem for Super Bowl LVIII.
She will be joined by Post Malone singing “God Bless America” and Andra Day singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on February 11. Eight-time Grammy Award winner Usher will be the halftime performer. The big game will be broadcast on CBS and there will be an alternative broadcast on Nickelodeon. Football fans can also stream the game on Paramount+.
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McEntire is a Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member who has more than 50 award wins under her belt, including honours from the ACM Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, CMA Awards, GRAMMY Awards and GMA Dove Awards. Throughout her decades-long career, the Queen of Country, 68, sold more than 90million records globally and has a net worth of $95million (£75million), according to Celebrity Net Worth.
In May last year, it was announced that McEntire would join season 24 of “The Voice”, alongside Gwen Stefani, Niall Horan and John Legend. While speaking with USA Today about her experience so far, she said: “You always want to learn new things. That was what was so much fun sitting and listening to the other coaches, what they would say to the contestants. It just made it very interesting to apply to my own career, because you’re always looking for advice yourself.”
Her exact earnings are not known but following a string of sold-out shows in 2022, she extended her most recent tour, “Reba: Live in Concert”. She told Live Nation Entertainment: “I am very grateful we’re continuing this tour on into 2023. I’ve had so much fun being back out on the road and doing what I love to do most, entertaining people.
“And now getting to headline places like Madison Square Garden and bring my buddies Terri Clark and The Isaacs with me? Well, that’s just the extra icing on an already triple-layered, stuffed and filled, iced and frosted cake!”
And while her salary on “The Voice” has not been made public, in 2016 it was reported that country star Blake Shelton was making about $13million (£10million) per season as a coach, after being on the show for 10 seasons. Since McEntire replaced Shelton, her starting salary likely is at least the same.
The country singer also sold her Beverly Hills mansion for a whopping $22.5million (£17.8million) in 2015 and another waterfront property for $5million (£4million) in 2017. McEntire also runs a three-storey restaurant, bar and entertainment venue, called Reba’s Place, in Atoka, Oklahoma.