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Dolly Parton To Perform Halftime Show at Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game
Few things go together better than football, a good meal, and country music, and this Thanksgiving you can have all three. Dolly Parton has been announced as the Halftime Show performer for the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game.
“I’ll see y’all this Thanksgiving!” says Parton in the announcement video shared via social media Monday (Oct 16). She can be seen alongside Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders armed with glue guns and plenty of rhinestones, bedazzling items like a Dallas Cowboys football, a performance playbook, a ‘Parton’ jersey, and a Salvation Army Red Kettle.
The game will air on November 23rd, at 4:30 PM EST on CBS.
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What We Know So Far
Parton said in the press release:
“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. Those Red Kettles have long been a symbol of hope for our friends and neighbors who are facing hard times. My goal is to encourage everyone who can to donate and support their neighbors in need. Every small act of generosity helps, and together, we can all love our neighbors this holiday season and beyond.”
The Dallas Cowboys have hosted a Thanksgiving virtually every year since 1966 (1975 and 1977 excepted) and have a history of big-name performers including Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, and most recently, the Jonas Brothers.
Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign
The Salvation Army is the sponsor of the annual Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show. The Red Kettle Campaign began in 1891 when Joseph McFee, a Salvation Army captain, set out to find a way to feed those in need during the holiday season. The inspiration came from his sailor days in Liverpool, England where remembered a large, iron kettle placed at a boat landing into which passers-by tossed a coin or two to help the poor.
Captain McFee’s kettle idea eventually spread through the United States and on to other countries. Today in the U.S., The Salvation Army assists more than four-and-a-half million people during the Thanksgiving and Christmas time periods. This year marks the 133rd Red Kettle Campaign.
Learn more about the Salvation Army here.