There has been very little representation of country music throughout Super Bowl halftime history. Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, and The Judds had a joint performance in 1994 and Shania Twain performed with No Doubt and Sting in 2003. As country music becomes more prevalent in mainstream pop-culture, we may see a country act up on stage sometime in the near future. We believe these 5 artists have the potential to create the most memorable halftime performances.
The Super Bowl is the most hyped event of the year and Aldean’s party, hype-up songs were written for moments like this. Tracks such as “Lights Come On”, “My Kinda Party”, “Burnin’ It Down” and his most recent single “We Back” would fit perfectly with the atmosphere of the game. Aldean is a big football fan himself, specifically of the Georgia Bulldogs. In 2013, he played the first-ever show at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium for over 60,000 fans.
Florida Georgia Line
Like Aldean, Florida Georgia Line has many feel-good, tailgate tunes that football fans adore. They also have had a lot of success on pop radio with hits such as “Cruise” and “Meant To Be”. They could even bring Nelly and Bebe Rexha and stage with them to cap off an unforgettable performance.
Chesney is no stranger playing to large crowds. The former high-school football star has been selling out the biggest football arenas in the US for over ten years. With more than 30 number one singles, it is hard to predict which songs he would select for this shortened set. We can assure he will sing “The Boys of Fall”, as it’s his ode to this exhausting, yet rewarding sport.
Country fan or not, everyone has to acknowledge the beautiful and breath-taking vocals of Carrie Underwood. If football fans have never heard her music before, they will certainly recognize her from the opening theme on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”, which she has been singing since 2013. Another artist with cross-over hits, we can expect her to perform songs such as “Blown Away”, “Dirty Laundry”, “Cry Pretty” and everyone’s guilty pleasure song, “Before He Cheats”. A cool collaboration for this show would be if Ludacris joined her on stage for “The Champion”; a track all about persevering to come out on top — very fitting for the big game.
It is astonishing that Garth Brooks has not done a Super Bowl Halftime show yet. Brooks is the world’s best-selling solo act of all-time, ahead of Elvis Presley and only second to The Beatles. If anyone knows how to entertain and rile up an audience, it’s Garth Brooks. Like Chesney, Brooks has been selling-out football arenas since the 1990s and has too many hits to guess what will be on the setlist. We know for sure that the fan-favorite “Friends In Low Places” will cause an uproar from the crowd.
Who would you like to see perform during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
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