Five Country Artists We’d Like To See Headline the Super Bowl
The NFL just announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime performance at Super Bowl LIV, taking place…
Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images
The NFL just announced that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will headline the halftime performance at Super Bowl LIV, taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Feb. 2, 2020.
While it’s amazing to see two powerful females headline the biggest sporting event of the year, it’s a bit disappointing that another year is passing without a country artist getting a chance to perform at halftime.
So listen up, NFL! Here are five country artists we would like to see headline the Super Bowl. Please take note for 2021.
This is a no-brainer. Underwood has a long-standing relationship with the NFL and Sunday Night Football. She should get a chance to headline the halftime show!
The man sells out NFL stadiums summer after summer. Why not give him a headlining slot?
With 23 No.1 singles to his name and a successful run as a judge on American Idol, Luke Bryan is a household name at this point. Who wouldn’t love to see him bring a little country to the big game?
He’s a little country, a little rock ‘n’ roll and a whole lot of badass. He would throw one heck of a Super Bowl party on that stage!
She’s known for her feisty performances. We’d love to see her bring a little sass to the Super Bowl stage!
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.