Martina McBride, Joe Nichols Performing at AFC Championship Game

Martina McBride and Joe Nichols will be performing at Sunday’s (Jan. 23) AFC Championship game when the New York Jets meet the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. McBride will sing the national anthem, and Nichols will provide the halftime entertainment at the game that airs at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS. It marks a return appearance for McBride. “I will always remember singing the anthem in Pittsburgh two years ago for the playoff game. It’s amazing to be there in the middle of all those football fans and all that excitement. I can’t wait!” Nichols said, “I am a sports fanatic, and being able to perform at halftime for the fans of the Steelers and the Jets is such a thrill for me. One of these teams will be going to the Super Bowl. Enough said! So being able to pump the fans up — even more than they already will be — is my goal.”