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Country Throwback: Thomas Rhett Performs During Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Halftime Special in 2017

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Fire shot up from the stage. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders were dancing. And a happy Thomas Rhett dazzled the crowd who gathered for one of America’s classic partnerships of Thanksgiving and football.

That was Thanksgiving, 2017, when Rhett, a huge football fan, was the special guest of the Cowboys for their traditional holiday game.

Dressed in jeans, a denim jacket and a Cowboys t-shirt, Rhett sang a quick medley of some of his best songs.

He started with“ Craving You,” then included “T-Shirt,” and “Unforgettable.” Tony Romo, the former Cowboys quarterback turned top NFL analyst, introduced Rhett to the crowd. At the time, Rhett was the reigning Male Vocalist of the Year as selected from the Academy of Country Music Awards.

He led the cheerleaders down the stage so he could exchange high fives with fans lucky enough to be on the front row.

And to top it off, the performance was for a great holiday cause. The halftime show always puts the early spotlight on the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign.

Before the game, Rhett said in a statement: “Watching the Cowboys game is such a tradition on Thanksgiving Day. It’s all about being together with family and friends. But this year is going to be a little different for us. I’m pumped that we get to pack up the whole family to go to Dallas for the halftime show. It’s going to be blast and helping do it for a good cause makes it even better.”

Thomas Rhett Was Perfect Choice for Dallas Owner Who Brings in Big-time Talent for Holidays

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones likes to bring big-time entertainers in for the Thanksgiving halftime shows. As a franchise, the Cowboys have played on Thanksgiving for all but two years since 1966.

This year’s halftime performer is Kane Brown.

Past performers include Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Randy Travis, Daughtry, and Reba McEntire.