Dolly Parton Rocks the Halftime Stage
In a dazzling display of talent and energy, Dolly Parton, the legendary country superstar, took center stage during the Thanksgiving game halftime show featuring the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys. At 77 years young, Parton delivered a thrilling performance that left the crowd at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in awe.
A Sparkling Cowboys Cheerleader
Parton not only showcased her musical prowess but also made a bold fashion statement by donning the signature outfit of the Cowboys cheerleaders. Stepping onto the stage in a sparkling Cowboys-inspired cheerleader uniform, she immediately captured the audience’s attention with her charismatic presence.
“Hello, Texas! Dolly does Dallas. How do you like my outfit?” Parton exclaimed, eliciting cheers from the enthusiastic crowd. “Hey, Cowboys and Commanders, stop fightin’ long enough to sing along!”
A Musical Journey Through Classics and Covers
The high-energy performance, aptly named the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show, featured a medley of Parton’s timeless classics, including “Jolene” and “9 to 5.” In a surprising twist, she also treated the audience to a mashup of Queen’s iconic anthems, “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You.” The crowd was on its feet as the Cowboys cheerleading team joined Parton on the field, adding an extra layer of excitement to the six-minute spectacle.
Thanksgiving Wishes and Rockstar Revelry
As the halftime show came to a close, Parton took a moment to extend her warm Thanksgiving wishes to everybody in attendance. “Happy Thanksgiving, everybody,” she joyfully exclaimed, concluding the dazzling performance.
Parton’s halftime show came hot on the heels of her latest musical endeavor, the Rockstar album. Released on November 17, the 30-track album showcases Parton’s seamless integration into the rock genre. Collaborating with music icons like Sting, Steven Tyler, Debbie Harry, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Rob Halford, Elton John, and her goddaughter Miley Cyrus, Parton has created a musical masterpiece that spans covers and originals.
Thankful Words from Dolly
Expressing her gratitude to fans for their support, Parton shared her excitement about the Rockstar album on Instagram. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of the Rockstar album, and I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s finally here to be released!” she exclaimed. “I really had a wonderful time working with all these iconic artists on the record and all these great iconic musicians. Not to mention all these great iconic songs that I think everybody will love hearing again. I just hope you enjoy my version of them!”
In a world where halftime shows become iconic moments, Dolly Parton’s electrifying performance during the Thanksgiving game halftime show solidified her status as a true rockstar, captivating audiences and leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of fans and football enthusiasts alike.