Did you know the last country music artist to play a Super Bowl Halftime show was Shania Twain, back in 2003?!
That’s a long time. They didn’t even bring out a country star to do the show when it was played in Houston (twice: Lady Gaga, and then the infamous Janet Jackson/Justin Timberlake year), or in Dallas (The Black Eyed Peas).
Since we now know hip-hop star Rihanna will perform at this year’s Super Bowl, it appears we’re going to have to keep waiting for country to return to the world’s biggest stage.
Other than Shania’s 2003 gig, the only other time country singers were there was in 1994, when Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and The Judds performed. Sure, there have been a number of country singers who have performed the National Anthem before the game (Mickey Guyton, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks and Charley Pride), but it’s time we got back in the halftime show.
So, who among the current country superstars would make the most sense to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show? There are so many big-time performers worth considering, but here are the six I think would be spectacular at the Big Game.