This year’s upcoming Super Bowl will mark 20 years since a country act performed at the halftime show. 20 years! With the popularity of country music in today’s world, why hasn’t there been more?
Flash back to 2003 when Shania Twain captivated the crowd in San Diego, where The Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers met for Super Bowl XXXVII. Yup, it’s been that long. (BTW The Bucks slayed the Raiders) And it wasn’t even a fully country show. The Chicks performed a gorgeous version of the National Anthem before the show. And hitting the stage for the halftime show was Shania Twain, No Doubt (Gwen Stefani’s group) and Sting made a special guest performance.
This little time travel trip only begs the question, why in the world hasn’t there be one other country act on that stage since? A completely country halftime show did happen, once upon a time. But, that was a long, long time ago. The halftime show has primarily feature pop, rock and hip-hop/r &b acts. The producers of the show have featured plenty of country acts singing the National Anthem, but very few at the half. Find out below who performed and when , and watch their performances from the halftime to the National Anthem.