How Much Did Super Bowl Pay Reba McEntire for Singing the National Anthem? – Her Entire Net Worth Revealed

Reba McEntire performed at the Super Bowl event for free.

How Much Did Super Bowl Pay Reba McEntire for Singing the National Anthem? – Her Entire Net Worth Revealed


  • Reba McEntire sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl without pay.
  • The NFL revealed they do not pay artists who perform at the event.
  • McEntire's net worth is around $95 million due to her successful career in the 80s.
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The Super Bowl not only boasts skilled players but talented artists as well, and most of the time, these musicians they hire are globally revered. It must have cost the NFL a fortune to be able to get these singers to perform at the event, but that’s the most interesting part.

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Reba McEntire in Today

Reba McEntire notably performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl and the audience were all moved to tears by her rendition. With a voice like that, how much do you think she was paid for the performance?

Reba McEntire Sang At The Super Bowl For Free

Reba McEntire, along with other artists who performed at the Super Bowl, did not receive any payment. Yes, they performed for free. NFL’s vice president of communications, Brian McCarthy, told Newsweek:


The NFL covers all costs associated with the show and does pay the performers’ union scale. There is not an appearance fee, but the artists are indeed paid union scale.”

Additionally, National Football League spokesperson Joanna Hunter revealed to Forbes, “We do not pay the artists. We cover expenses and production costs.”

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Reba McEntire in Today

For all that preparation, McEntire took home not even a cent. Still, she was grateful and satisfied that she got to sing the national anthem in front of a large crowd. She told Drew Barrymore:

I’m very grateful, very thankful. But, wow. Who would’ve thunk it? Little ol’ girl, going up to the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City… getting to sing the anthem… Never in my wildest imagination (and I have pretty good imagination) but nothing would have presented that to me that 50 years later you would’ve been singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.”

McEntire’s rendition of the national anthem ranks as one of the greatest and most memorable performances in the history of the Super Bowl.


How Much Is Reba McEntire’s Net Worth?

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Reba McEntire in The Voice

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Reba McEntire’s estimated earnings are around $95 million. The singer achieved great success during the 80s. She revealed in an interview with Parade how she managed to become one of the most prolific musicians in the industry:

One reason was because I paid for half of my music videos. I was one of the first people in Nashville to shoot a music video, and it was well worth it. And then my videos became mini movies. My fans absolutely loved them.”

McEntire’s stint on The Voice also increased the figures in her account. While it has not been publicly revealed how much the singer makes per season, the average salary for hosts is $13 million, so it might revolve around that number.

Even though McEntire did not get paid for her air time at the Super Bowl, there are other ways her exposure could bring more money. Some of the artists who performed from years ago have seen an increase in album sales and their songs went back to the top of the charts. It is possible that the same scenario will happen to the 68-year-old country singer.


Written by Ariane Cruz

Articles Published: 2015

Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.