No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

No Country Music: Super Bowl Reveals Performers for National Anthem & Halftime Show

Super Bowl LIV (54) on Feb. 2 will feature a halftime performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, with Demi Lovato (pictured) singing the national anthem during the pre-game festivities.

A country artist has not headlined the Super Bowl halftime show since Shania Twain pumped “Up!” the crowd in 2003 with Sting and No Doubt. That’s 17 years of twang-less performances for the more than 100 millions U.S. viewers that tune in each year.

If you go back to 1994, the halftime show—which was themed Rockin’ Country Sunday—featured Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt and the Judds.

If you want a really fun fact, Doug Kershaw was one of the performers during the 1990 Super Bowl. Doug had a handful of Top 20 hits on the country charts in the 1950s and ’60s with his brother Rusty as the duo Rusty & Doug.

Luke Bryan performed the national anthem at Super Bowl LI in 2017. In case you were wondering, past anthem performers with a country connection include Charley Pride (1974), Garth Brooks (1993), Faith Hill (2000), Dixie Chicks (2003) and Carrie Underwood (2010).

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ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

The nomination for the 55th ACM Awards were announce on Feb. 27, and while artists like Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett racked up multiple nominations, there were more than a few questionable omissions—as well as inclusions—in the nomination process. Based on my first glance, here are the snubs and surprises from the…More

ACM Awards Nominations: Updated List

ACM Awards Nominations: Updated List

As the nominations for the ACM Awards are announced across various platforms beginning at 7.30 a.m. CT on Feb. 27, Nash Country Daily will update this post. Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist) “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber, written by Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay…More

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