The Dixie Chicks, Celine Dion, No Doubt, Shania Twain and Santana have been confirmed to perform at Super Bowl XXXVII at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium on January 26. The Chicks will perform the National Anthem; Dion will sing "God Bless America", No Doubt will perform during the halftime show, and Santana, along with special guests, will perform during the pre-game show.
“Anyone who tells you there’s no pressure to sing the National Anthem ‘live’ to one of the biggest television audiences on the planet is not telling the truth,” said Emily Robison. “Sure, I’m a little nervous, but we’re all also very excited and honored for the privilege.”
“It will be the first appearance we’ve done since Emily had her baby in November,” said Martie Maguire. “With Emily’s new baby and Natalie’s toddler, our biggest challenge for this event might be trying to find good babysitters on Super Bowl Sunday!”
Super Bowl XXXVII will be televised by ABC to an expected 130 million viewers in the United States and 800 million viewers worldwide.
Bob Best of Best Productions in Tampa, Fla. will executive produce his 19th pregame show for the NFL; He will be assisted by consulting producer Roddy White.
Other Super Bowl National Anthem performers include: Diana Ross; Neil Diamond; Billy Joel; Whitney Houston; Harry Connick, Jr.; Garth Brooks; Natalie Cole; Vanessa Williams; Luther Vandross; Jewel; Cher; Faith Hill, the Backstreet Boys and last year’s singer, Mariah Carey.