Super Bowl LVII kicked off in dramatic fashion with a stirring advertisement featuring the late Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag.” The commercial quickly captured the attention of football fans around the world and struck an emotional chord with many.
The “Ragged Old Flag” commercial is not new to Super Bowl broadcasts. It also aired during the big game in 2020, and both times it has been used to great effect. The song, which Cash first recorded in 1974, has become an enduring classic and a symbol of American patriotism. The haunting melody and powerful lyrics describe the flag as a symbol of America’s struggles and triumphs, and the commercial was a moving tribute to the country and its people.
The use of “Ragged Old Flag” in the Super Bowl commercials is a testament to the power of music to unite and inspire people. Johnny Cash’s music has touched generations of Americans, and his influence continues to be felt today.
“Nothing in any football game, and certainly no commercial, will be even close to this good. What a beautiful video. Loved seeing Kyle Carpenter in it, too,” said Robert Sterling.