NFL Thanksgiving Halftime Shows 2021: Who’s singing at the Cowboys and Lions game?

Which artists are performing at the 2021 NFL Thanksgiving halftime shows hosted by the Cowboys and Lions during their annual games?

A major part of the entertainment surrounding the NFL Thanksgiving games is the halftime shows, but who is performing at the two contests in 2021? Let’s take a look at who will perform at each of the Detroit Lions’ and Dallas Cowboys’ halftime shows this year.

Who’s performing at the Lions’ Thanksgiving halftime show?

The Lions will have multiplatinum artist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Big Sean performing at the halftime show for their NFL Thanksgiving game at Ford Field in 2021. The Lions also announced that Ne-Yo will be performing the National Anthem ahead of the game.

Who is Big Sean?

Big Sean has been active in the music industry since 2007 but did not release his first studio album, Finally Famous, until 2011. He has released a further four studio albums, including his most recent, Detroit 2, in 2020. His first two albums reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200. However, Detroit 2 was his third consecutive album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Big Sean has topped the US R&B/Hip-Hop and US Rap charts three times with singles. His highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 for singles where he was the lead artist was sixth overall in 2016 with the single “Bounce Back.”

Who’s performing at the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving halftime show?

The Cowboys’ Red Kettle Kickoff halftime show has seen a number of big names take the stage over the years, and the 2021 edition will be no different. This year, a multiplatinum artist and CMA’s 2021 Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs, will be performing at At&T Stadium.

The halftime show will be carried live on CBS as the Dallas Cowboys host the Las Vegas Raiders. This performance will mark 25 years of the partnership between the Cowboys and the Salvation Army.

Who’s Luke Combs?

Combs, from Asheville, North Carolina, saw his most recent album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get debut at No. 1 on both the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

His first two albums spent 25 weeks or more atop the Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. This broke the record of 24 weeks previously held by Taylor Swift.

Combs had 11 straight singles reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay list. Of those 11 singles, 10 have spent multiple weeks atop the chart, with eight consecutive releases being multiweek No. 1 singles.

With his appearance at Dallas’ 2021 NFL Thanksgiving halftime show, the country singer joins a prestigious list of performers. Previous artists to perform at the Red Kettle Kickoff halftime show include Kane Brown, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Destiny’s Child, and Jessica Simpson.

Which band is performing at the Saints’ Thanksgiving halftime show?

The World-Renowned marching band, the South University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band is performing during the Saints’ Thanksgiving halftime. The will provide a musical accompaniment as Drew Brees is honored by the Saints in his return to the Superdome after retiring following the 2020 NFL season.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

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