Which Country Artist Should Perform a Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Late yesterday, it was announced that Justin Timberlake was in final talks to perform the Halftime Show for Super Bowl LII (52). The halftime show is about spectacle and showmanship. And Justin Timberlake knows how to put on a heck of a show, like Prince did, like Katy Perry did, like Lady Gaga did, like Bruno Mars & The Red Hot Chili Peppers did... hey, wait... where are the country stars? A country act hasn't graced the Super Bowl stage since Shania Twain shared the stage with No Doubt and Sting in 2003.
So while we're gearing up for Justin Timberlake to headline the big game (and most of us offering up the same tired jokes about "wardrobe malfunctions," seriously... it's been 14 years, get some new material), I think it's time to throw a little twang into the proceedings, and get a country artist back in the spotlight! There's a very real possibility of a country act taking the stage alongside Timberlake. Timberlake has worked with Chris Stapleton in the past, and he just cut a track with the Foo Fighters for their new album. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, of course, has collaborated with the Zac Brown Band. Why not a big Pop, Rock, Country jam session?!
But of course, they're just playing second fiddle to JT, he's the main event. It's time for a country act to headline the halftime show again, and I've got a few suggestions.
She's already tied to the NFL, doing the Sunday Night Football theme for NBC. As the Super Bowl is on NBC this year, she'll be performing pre-game, debuting a new song she wrote for the big game. Could this be an audition for a future Halftime Show? Maybe.
He's a great guitarist, high energy on stage, knows how to work a crowd. He'd be perfect. Bring any of his buddies along, too!
Did you catch that 3D concert movie they released about seven years ago? How great was that?! And he can bring Pink
Just like Paisley, he's great with a guitar, can work a crowd, and knows his way around a stage.
Zac Brown Band
They've got cross-genre appeal, and if they bring Sara Bareilles and Dave Grohl, who they've collaborated with before, it could make for a nice jam session.
Who do you think should perform at the Super Bowl? Sound off below?