Dolly Parton Performs at Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Game Halftime

Dolly Parton is performing at the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Game Halftime Show on November 23rd.

According to a press release posted on the Dallas Cowboys’ website, “Dolly Parton, an 11-time Grammy award winner and country music generational icon, will be the performer at halftime of the Cowboys’ November 23 game with Washington at AT&T Stadium.”

It is her first time ever performing the Thanksgiving halftime show. Despite international stardom for decades now, she’s never done the Superbowl halftime show either.

Dolly Parton’s Advice for the Big Game

The country music icon shared a video on her Facebook page to promote the show. In the video, she is hanging out with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. From her ‘coach Dolly’ office, she offers advice to the head coach:

“And if you end up in another spot trying to stop them on third and long, well I’d try a cover four showtune nickel three-three cub with a quarterback spy. I’d do that just to be safe.”

Dolly Parton’s performance is the opener for The Salvation Army and its annual Red Kettle Kickoff fundraising campaign. The singer-songwriter shared her happiness for being part of the 30+ year-long tradition.

“What an honor it is to get to kick off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign,” she said in a statement. “Those Red Kettles have long been a symbol of hope for our friends and neighbors who are facing hard times. My goal is to encourage everyone who can to donate and support their neighbors in need. Every small act of generosity helps, and together we can all love our neighbors this holiday season and beyond.”

Prior to the halftime show, Parton is releasing her latest album, Rockstar.

Halftime Tradition

According to the Dallas Cowboys’ website, “Since 1997, the Cowboys have had some of the biggest entertainers in the world perform at the halftime, starting with Reba McEntire. Others include Randy Travis, Clint Black, Jessica Simpson, Creed, LeeAnn Rimes, Toby Keith, Destiny’s Child, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarskon, Daughtry, Keith Urban, Enrique Inglesias, Kenny Chesney, Selena Gomez, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Meghan Trainor, Luke Combs and the Jonas Brothers.”

Tune in to CBS Sports on November 23, Thanksgiving Day, at 3:30 P.M. CST, to watch Dolly’s performance.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Don’t miss a WORD about your favorite artists!

Sign up for our FREE newsletter here

catch up EACH FRIDAY with our weekend edition