Dolly Parton, the iconic singer and performer, brought her dazzling talent to the NFL stage this Thanksgiving. She graced the halftime show of the Dallas Cowboys’ home game against the Washington Commanders in a spectacular performance celebrating the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle kickoff. And she did it in style, donning the outfit of one of Texas’ biggest supporters – the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

Instead of sporting a traditional football player attire, Dolly chose to dress as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. She stepped onto the stage at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium wearing a cropped, long-sleeved blue shirt under a white vest adorned with cobalt blue stars, perfectly complementing her white shorts. To complete her look, she wore a sheer, bedazzled mesh bodysuit under her garments and her signature voluminous blonde curls.

Dolly’s performance on November 23 included two of her iconic songs, “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” followed by a stunning cover of the legendary rock band Queen’s “We Are The Champions.” It was a captivating display that showcased her unmatched talent and undying energy.

Despite being one of the most beloved performers in the music industry, Dolly has never graced the Super Bowl Halftime Show – one of football’s biggest stages. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she explained that various factors prevented her from taking on such a massive production. However, her Thanksgiving halftime performance proved that she is still at the peak of her rockin’ years.

While we eagerly await the day Dolly takes the Super Bowl stage, which might not happen until 2025 with Usher already set to perform at the 2024 game, let us relish in the joy of her recent Thanksgiving NFL performance.

Here are some highlights from Dolly’s sensational Thanksgiving NFL performance:

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader

Dolly looked radiant in her Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit as she performed during halftime at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Thanksgiving Day.


The crowd was mesmerized as Dolly performed one of her greatest hits, “Jolene.”

Euphoric Connection with the Crowd

With a radiant smile, Dolly engaged with the audience, creating a magical connection.

Epic Holiday Performance

Dolly’s presence on stage was nothing short of remarkable, captivating the hearts of everyone present.

“9 to 5”

Dolly delighted the crowd with another one of her hit singles, “9 to 5.”

Unforgettable Tribute to Queen

To end her performance on an unforgettable note, Dolly paid tribute to the legendary rock band Queen by singing a medley of their famous anthems, “We Are the Champions” and “We Will Rock You.”

Dolly Parton’s Thanksgiving halftime show was a testament to her enduring talent and magnetic stage presence. As we eagerly anticipate her future ventures, let’s cherish the magic she continues to create with her incredible performances.