Keith Urban Plans a Little Pigskin for Thanksgiving
Keith Urban fans have had plenty to be thankful for in 2010, so it's fitting that on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, the three-time Grammy winner will blow the roof off Dallas Cowboys Stadium with a halftime performance of several of his hits during the nationally-televised Cowboys versus Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints game. The event also serves as the kick-off of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign.
Keith's Turkey Day performance will mark the 14th year the Cowboys and the Salvation Army have joined forces to raise money for people in need across the country.
"I'm really honored to be a part of this great tradition and great partnership between the Dallas Cowboys and the Salvation Army," says Keith. "It's gonna be amazing playing in Cowboys Stadium in that environment at halftime of the Thanksgiving game!"
Keith is also encouraging fans to sign up to be an Online Red Kettle virtual bell ringer. Fans who collect the most donations online will win an all-expense-paid trip to the Thanksgiving Day game. Sign-up to begin collecting online donations began Monday (October 25) and winners will be notified on November 21, 2010.
The Red Kettle campaign has raised more than $1.3 billion since they began their partnership with the Dallas Cowboys in 1997. The nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day halftime performance has become an annual tradition for fans in attendance and viewers at home. Past halftime performers have included Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Jonas Brothers, LeAnn Rimes, Creed, Randy Travis, Clint Black, Sheryl Crow, Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Creed and Billy Gilman.
This year's Thanksgiving Day game will air on FOX, beginning at 3:15 PM ET. Keith's new album, 'Get Closer,' drops November 16.