Feb 8, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
I’m a little embarrassed to say that I don’t usually watch the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s the only portion of he broadcast I feel I can safely miss; I have no idea what interception Peyton Manning is going to throw next, nor which of the six Doritos commercials will finally be funny. But I’m pretty confident I know how Teenage Wasteland is going to turn out. Still, it’s fun to speculate on who is going to be next to not entertain me at the big game. Who’s it gonna be for 2011 in Dallas? KISS? Metallica? If you said The Monkees, you must be that guy who keeps trying to get me to join his Facebook page. Look, I like Micky Dolenz as much as the next man, but please stop.
Someone who says that he has inside information, however, is telling us today that the halftime show is going country. And our top five choices are …
1. Kenny Chesney
2. Garth Brooks
3. Tim McGraw
4. Brooks & Dunn
5. Jimmy Buffett
So says Sports by Brooks, who reports sources in the know also give an outside chance to The Dixie Chicks. I see your game, Sports by Brooks; throw out artists who have “Brooks” in the title, and see what happens.
So who will be privileged the gig at Cowboys Stadium? My source said it’s a virtual lock that the NFL will go country for the big game in Dallas next February. To the end, I was also provided the five most likely candidates.
As for Chesney, I was told that his “wandering around Miami” at Super Bowl festivities last week wasn’t a coincidence. (Chesney appeared on ESPN’s Super Bowl pregame show.) Though a football fan and friend of Saints Coach Sean Payton and Colts QB Peyton Manning, my source said Chesney was also there quietly “lobbying” the league for consideration for the 2011 halftime gig.
Actually he wasn’t lobbying that quietly.
Of course if you’re going country, my choice is Kevin Costner.
Hey, who threw that tomato?!
It would be the first time a country artist had headlined or shared the Super Bowl halftime stage since Shania Twain teamed with No Doubt and Sting in 2003. Fun fact: Who was the first singer to headline a Super Bowl halftime show? A: Carol Channing, 1970, Super Bowl IV, Tulane Stadium. And I hear she’s available!
Source: Chesney ‘Lobbying’ For 2011 Super Bowl [SportsbyBrooks]
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