No, he won’t be in his birthday suit. I know, now you are bummed. But he will be avoiding all of that “did he or didn’t he” controversy that plagues many artists who perform on live television by singing the “Star Spangled Banner” sans the band. That’s right—his rendition will be A Cappella and he plans to just go with his heart while he is out there.
The Boot quotes Luke as saying: “Is the anthem challenging? Yes. Is it nerve-wracking? Yes,” Bryan says. “But I moved to Nashville to follow my dreams, and singing the National Anthem on that stage doesn’t get any bigger.”
Go get ’em slugger! Check out Luke Stippin’ It Down for the National Anthem in 2012 for the All-star game for a sneak preview of what you’re in for on Sunday.