Jessie James Decker Prepares For ‘Bucket List’ Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance
Decker will perform the Christmas original, “Tangled In Tinsel.”
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Jessie James Decker is gearing up to take part in the long-standing Thanksgiving tradition – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Decker, who deemed this a “bucket list” moment, is one of 18 performers set to join the fun for the 97th edition of the parade in New York City. She will perform “Tangled In Tinsel” live for the first time on the show, which will air nationwide beginning at 8:30 am ET on NBC and stream on Peacock, on Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 23, 2023.
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Other artists confirmed to perform include Cher, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Brandy, Jon Batiste, En Vogue, and Pentatonix. These performers will be joined by 11 marching bands from across the country as well as 31 floats, including Camp Snoopy, Elf Pets, Disney’s Magic Meets The Sea, Tom Turkey, and more.
“For nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season, celebration and togetherness,” Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, shared in a statement. “Our talented team of Macy’s Studios artisans and production specialists work year-round to deliver the nation’s most beloved holiday event, live on Thanksgiving morning. We are proud to hold this responsibility and look forward to sharing our unbelievable designs, larger-than-life character balloons and first-class entertainment, all sure to create lifelong memories for Parade fans nationwide.”
“Tangled In Tinsel”
Decker’s “Tangled In Tinsel” is an original track co-written by the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur alongside Shane Stevens and Agee. It appears on her recently released holiday EP, Decker The Halls, which arrived on November 3, 2023. The six-track project was produced by Dan Agree and features a slew of very special guests: members of Decker’s family.
Her children, Vivianne Decker, Eric Decker II, and Forest Decker, join her on “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” while her mother, Karen Parker, sister, Sydney Bass, and sister-in-law, Ali James lend their voices to “Away In A Manger.”
“It was so important for me to capture that classic holiday sound I grew up with,” Decker shared on social media when the EP was released. “I hope you love the new originals and some of my all time favorites on here!!”
The new project follows Decker’s previous holiday releases, This Christmas EP  and On This Holiday .
Decker has been quite busy in recent weeks. In addition to releasing her holiday project, she also debuted her second cookbook, Just Eat. This new release includes over 100 recipes that were inspired by her family, her world travels, and her home garden. It’s the follow-up to Just Feed Me.
On the heels of the release of Just Eat, Decker appeared on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Mark, and went on a book tour.
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“It was not planned,” she revealed with fans during an Instagram Q&A session on August 27. “We were very, very surprised.”
The couple resides outside of Nashville, Tenn. with their family.
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