Marching bands across the country, especially at the university level, are held to pretty high standards. Frequently, the relatively large group performances inspire excitement and anticipation throughout the games. However, Ohio State’s marching band took the responsibility to an entirely new level. During the Buckeyes/Akron Zips game Saturday, the university marching band put on a solid tribute to country music. Their performance left fans everywhere reeling.
The impressive group played a broad collection of iconic country music hits during the halftime show. They ranged from Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It” to Garth Brooks‘ “Friends in Low Places.” The performance even included Florida Georgia Line’s hit song, “Cruise.”
Each of the band’s country music tributes met with excitement and applause. The group’s performance of Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” saw thunderous applause following. Additionally, their rendition of “Wagon Wheel” received constant cheers and enthusiasm throughout.
The country music tribute was no doubt special for country music fans everywhere. But, their group formations were highly impressive and skillfully exhibited as well. Those included a cowboy hat, and a country music singer presumably dancing as the group marched back and forth. It even pictured a pickup truck during their rendition of Rascal Flatts‘ “Life is a Highway.”
Overall, the feat in total was impressive. The band consisted of 600 musicians all moving exactly in sync to keep the encapsulating images running smoothly. That’s not to mention the melodies and harmonies throughout. Because trust me, Outsiders everywhere would definitely notice even the most minimal flaws amid their favorite country hits.
Country Music Fans Lose TV Network Access to 2022 ACM Awards
We hope Ohio State’s tribute to country music gave you a good fill of some of your favorite hits. Unfortunately, if you haven’t already heard, we have some pretty bad news. The ACM Awards will not be accessible on regular television networks in 2022.
Prior to the Academy of Country Music’s latest transition, the awards show premiered on CBS for many years. In an earlier Variety article, the outlet reported CBS remained in discussion with Dick Clark Productions surrounding the debut of the ceremony. Though, soon after, the production agency offered $22 million for the show’s television rights.
As we may have expected, it wasn’t long after that Amazon swooped in to snag the opportunity. So, for fans, know that we now need to look for the show on Amazon Prime Video.
Surrounding the awards show’s transition to the streaming service, CEO of the Academy of Country Music Damon Whiteside expressed both excitement and enthusiasm. He stated, “We are thrilled that the Academy of Country Music Awards are first to take this giant step toward the future of award shows with Amazon Prime Video.”
So, keep in mind the country music award show’s transition as we near the premiere later this year.