A Legend for Turkey Day
Dolly Parton takes center stage for Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving halftime
The Dallas Cowboys will bring in another musical icon for the halftime show of their annual Thanksgiving Day game, as country music legend Dolly Parton will perform during the Cowboys-Washington Commanders game on November 23.
Parton joins an illustrious list of singers/bands who have performed at the Thanksgiving Day game over the years, including Jonas Brothers, Luke Combs, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Destiny’s Child, Clint Black, Reba McEntire, and many others.
The game takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington; the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game has become the most-watched regular season game of the year.
Parton's performance at the Red Kettle Kickoff will spotlight her biggest hits paired with songs from her much-anticipated Rockstar album releasing November 17.
The 77-year-old multi-hyphenate (singer-actor-author-businesswoman-philanthropist) shows no signs of slowing down after 56 years of releasing music, putting out two albums in the last two years.
The album title is both a reference to the type of songs on the albums - mostly covers of well-known rock songs, some with the original singers - and a tongue-in-cheek nod to her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which she at first tried to decline.
Parton will perform as part of The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show. A Cowboys tradition for 27 years, the halftime show puts a national spotlight on the need of millions during the holiday season, issuing a rallying cry to donate to The Salvation Army's iconic Red Kettle Campaign, which began in 1891.
"Wow! What an honor to get to kick off The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign with the halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys game this Thanksgiving," said Parton in a statement.