Thanksgiving is just about here, which for most of America means a yearly binge on four things — family, turkey, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
How about a little country music for dessert?
Now in its 88th year, the parade draws 3 million people out on to New York City’s blustery streets and reaches into the homes of 60 million others on TV.
Country stars like Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes have been hopping on floats and shivering through the three-hour route for over a decade now, and this year, newcomers Lucy Hale and Cole Swindell join their ranks.
Hale, the former Pretty Little Liars TV star, will perform “Lie a Little Better,” while smart money is on Swindell to sing his new single “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” (whiskey which I hope Swindell keeps on him because let’s face it, it’s gonna be cold).
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off Nov. 27 at 9 a.m. in all time zones on NBC.
Here’s a look back at some memorable appearances by country singers.
2013: Brett Eldredge, “Don’t Ya”
2012: Trace Adkins, “Just Fishin'” (with his daughter Trinity)
2011: Rodney Atkins, “Take a Back Road”
2010: Gloriana, “Wild at Heart”
2009: Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”
2008: Darius Rucker, “It Won’t Be Like This for Long”