Luke Bryan helped honor America prior to Super Bowl LI.
The country music artist was chosen to sing the Star-Spangled Banner, mere minutes before the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons took to the field.
Wearing blue jeans and a black jacket over a purple shirt, Bryan took his time with the country's national anthem, although he clocked in at just over two minutes and four seconds, under the Las Vegas line of two minutes and eight seconds.
He didn't try to do anything particularly special with the song... other than sing it really, really well, that is.
And as Bryan held on to the long final note while belting out the word "brave," the crowd erupted in applause just as U.S. Thunderbirds from the Air Force flew over head.
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Bryan, it's worth noting, sang the beloved song a capella.
And, at one point, Tom Brady was caught on the sideline, singing along with the country music sensation.
Did he compare to past stalwarts such as Beyonce or Whitney Houston? Bryan, that is, not Brady?
Watch him belt out the country's anthem below: