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Country music star Thomas Rhett headlines Cowboys’ Thanksgiving halftime show

Thomas Rhett will perform at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Chargers Thanksgiving game at AT&T Stadium.
Thomas Rhett will perform at halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Chargers Thanksgiving game at AT&T Stadium. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Country music star Thomas Rhett will be the halftime performer for the Dallas Cowboys’ nationally-televised Thanksgiving Day game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday.

Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. at AT&T Stadium.

Rhett joins an A-list role call of previous Thanksgiving halftime performers that include Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Destiny’s Child, Clint Black, Reba McEntire and many others.

Rhett is the Academy of Country Music’s male vocalist of the year. He recently released his third album, Life Changes.

He’ll be back at AT&T Stadium on May 18 as part of his Life Changes Tour 2018.

For the past 20 years, the Jones family has dedicated the Cowboys annual halftime performance to kick off The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle Campaign.

Since the first Red Kettle Kickoff in 1997, the Cowboys have helped the Salvation Army raise more than $2 billion, reaching more than 500 people in need.

On Monday, the team served meals at Salvation Army locations in Dallas and Fort Worth.

In August, the Cowboys held a telethon at AT&T Stadium to raise money for the Salvation Army efforts to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The A-list

Here’s a list of the Dallas Cowboys’ halftime performers on Thanksgiving:

2016 – Eric Church

2015- Luke Bryan

2014- Pitbull

2013- Selena Gomez

2012- Kenny Chesney

2011- Enrique Iglesias

2010- Keith Urban

2009- Daughtry

2008- Jonas Brothers

2007- Kelly Clarkson

2006- Carrie Underwood

2005- Sheryl Crow

2004 – Destiny’s Child

2003 – Toby Keith

2002 – LeAnn Rimes

2001 – Creed

2000 – Jessica Simpson/Billy Gillman

1999 – Clint Black

1998 – Randy Travis

1997 – Reba McEntire

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