There’s a lot of talk after Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show that maybe, finally, the NFL will again consider featuring a country act. Nothing personal against Maroon 5, Travis Scott or Big Boi but the NFL’s argument that country acts don’t have wide-enough appeal no longer holds water; there are easily as many fans who would recognize artists like Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw or Carrie Underwood as there are for those three acts.
So, let’s say the NFL does pivot towards a country show next year…who would you have? It’s become common for the halftime performance to feature more than one artist and country would be perfect for that, with several huge, instantly recognizable names that would undoubtedly mesh well together. How about a Garth, Tim and Carrie combo? Or Kenny, Keith and Florida-Georgia Line? Or how about ladies only with Carrie, Miranda and Maren Morris? Or young guns with, say, Thomas Rhett, Jon Pardi and Kane Brown? There are lots of possible combinations and we hope the NFL starts giving it a serious look.
Speaking of Tim, he made a pretty good case for himself in the pre-game show on Sunday, performing his new single, “Thought About You” (co-written by our friends Brett and Brad Warren). While the network hasn’t yet released a video yet of the performance, Kane Brown did, sort of. He was Tim’s suprise guest on “Something Like That” and he posted the below (brief) backstage-eye-view video of their performance to his Instagram.
And hey, let’s hope in the days after next year’s game we’re talking about what an awesome halftime show those country artists put on…whoever it happens to end up being.
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