Yee-haw! Eric Church brought his own brand of country music to the Thanksgiving game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins. ‘Mr. Misunderstood’ rocked the Nov. 24 halftime show with a collection of his hits, along with cheerleaders, fireworks and more!
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Eric, 39, was tapped to play the Halftime show. After all, not only is Eric one of the hottest names in country music, but having a guitar slingin’ star play at a Dallas Cowboys game makes all the sense in the world! Clearly, the NFL team knew what they were doing when they picked him to play their Turkey day game against the Washington Redskins – because Eric crushed it!
After kicking things off with “Record Year,” the Grammy and CMA winning musician rocked the stage, while the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders pulled out some boot scootin’ boogies. With fireworks and flames (and fans on the field) Eric delivered an electrifying performance (one that mixed country and rock) that left all in Dallas’s AT&T Stadium cheering!
If this performance wasn’t already awesome, it’s actually going to help a bigger cause. Eric’s halftime show is part of the Red Kettle Campaign, a charitable team-up between the Dallas Cowboys and the Salvation Army.
“Eric Church is not only one of the hottest names in country music, but he has a passion [for] giving to those in need, making him a great fit for what Red Kettle Kickoff is all about,” said Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Cowboys and former national advisory chairperson for The Salvation Army, said in a press release.
“Millions are impacted every year by the good works of The Salvation Army, and our goal is to help educate Americans that every penny dropped in those red kettles helps make a difference.”
Eric now joins such superstars as Luke Bryan, 40, Selena Gomez, 23, Keith Urban, 49, Kelly Clarkson, 34, Destiny’s Child, Randy Travis, 57, and Reba McEntire, 61, in performing at the Red Kettle halftime show. That’s quite an amazing club!
The country star seemed to start his campaign to change the world at the 2016 County Music Association Awards on Nov. 2. While performing his song, “Kill A Word,” such words like “happiness,” “love” and “empathy” were projected across his face as he sang the ballad, reaching the minds and the hearts of all who heard his music. Wow.
What did you think about Eric’s halftime performance, HollywoodLifers?