It would not be an NFL Thanksgiving game without memorable breaks during the Cowboys and Lions games.
The Cowboys are using their Thanksgiving break show to launch the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. This is the 25th year of their partnership. The performer responsible for the half this year is country music star Luke Combs.
Lions want a break show for the first time in two years after last year’s show was canceled due to the pandemic. Artist of the Year is Big Sean, who grew up in Detroit and is a big Lions fan.
Here’s what you need to know about the break’s performance during the 2021 Thanksgiving matches.
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The Cowboys’ half-time show for Thanksgiving
In their 25th year as a partner in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, the Cowboys will be promoting holiday donations. This year’s break artist is a country music star Luke Combs.
“Luke Combs energy and spirit is just what we need to focus on the campaign this milestone year, and especially when so many people are struggling due to pandemic poverty,” said Charlotte Jones, executive vice president and chief brand officer for Cowboys. and former chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. “We’re so excited to have Combs perform on our national stage for a break show that I’m sure will inspire hope and generosity.”
In its 25-year history, the Cowboys’ half-time show has brought various artists, such as Anne Brown, Ellie Goulding, Meghan Trainor, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Selena Gomez and Kenny Chesney, to name a few.
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Who is Luke Combs?
Combs, 31, was named Entertainer of the Year 2021 at this year’s CMA. This will be his first time headlining a Thanksgiving match during the break. Combs is originally from North Carolina and said he is a huge football fan. He is also friends with Ezekiel Elliott.
“Considering I’m a big football fan, the Dallas Cowboys were always on our television on Thanksgiving Day when they were growing up, so it’s an honor to be a part of their 25th Thanksgiving Day break show supporting the Salvation Army. Red Kettle Campaign. ” said Combs.
His latest single, “What You See Ain’t Always What You Get”, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 list of all genres and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It was his 11th number one single in a row.
Lions break show for Thanksgiving
In the 82nd Thanksgiving game for the lions, hip-hop artist and rapper Store Sean will oversee their break show at Ford Field. Big Sean was most likely chosen because he’s a Lions fan after growing up in Detroit.
“There are people who have tried to buy the team or come into ownership to help change things around, and that’s not happening,” Big Sean said in an interview with ESPN last year. “So I hope Lions, I pray they get it together. But I’m a diehard. I’m a Lions fan for life, so I ride with them both ways.”
This is also not the first time Big Seans has performed at a Thanksgiving half-time show. He was in charge of the Lions’ show in 2015. In previous break shows in Detriot, brothers Osborne, Mike Posner, Jason Derulo and Andy Grammer for the past few years.
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Who’s Big Sean?
Big Sean is a hip-hop artist and rapper who has been in the music scene for the past decade. His latest album, titled Detroit 2 , dropped in 2020 and became his third solo album No. 1 in a row on the Billboard 200 chart.
Big Sean’s latest release, What you expect , was released on October 29th. He collaborated with Hit-Boy for this project.
NFL Thanksgiving Schedule 2021
||Kickoff Time (ET)
|Bears at Lions
|Raiders on the Cowboys
|Bills at Saints