Eric Church used to say that he'd never sing the National Anthem, unless it was at the Super Bowl. He also "assumed" they'd never ask. And then, surprise, the invite came this year. So he jumped at the chance, right?
Not exactly. All of a sudden he had mixed feelings. He didn't think he was good enough because he considers himself a "stylist, not a vocalist."
Fortunately, he came to his senses, and what put him over the top was when they told him he'd be performing it with R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan.
"And then I heard her...and thought, 'I'm not missing a chance to sing with her.' That was it. Once I heard her voice I was in."