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Meghan Trainor is set to perform at this year’s halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Game | Photo credit: Brian Bowen Smith

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have invited students from the Spirit Programs (Cheer, Drill Team, and Band) from Frisco, Plano and McKinney ISD to participate as the audience for Meghan Trainor during the halftime performance at this year’s Thanksgiving game. The audience will interact with the “All About that Bass” singer as she performs during the nationally televised halftime segment, which benefits the Salvation Army.

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Since 1997, various performers and entertainers have graced the stage during halftime, including the likes of Pitbull, Reba McEntire, Jonas Brothers, and more. Over 400 invitees from Frisco, Plano, and McKinney ISD are expected to participate in the audience at this year’s halftime show with Meghan Trainor.

Trainor is known for her doo-wop/pop sound and often cites 1950s music as an inspiration. She has four top 10 Billboard hits to her credit and has penned tracks for the likes of Jason Derulo, Rascal Flatts, and Jennifer Lopez. In 2016, Trainor won the coveted Best New Artist award at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. Lyrically, her songs are centered around themes of self-love, female empowerment, and body positivity.

Over the years, students from Collin County’s Spirit Programs have performed at various sporting events, as well as other televised showcases, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Super Bowl XLV halftime show. Various school bands, drill teams, and cheer squads from Collin County have received much acclaim and coverage over the years for their hard work and talents.

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Trainor’s halftime performance will precede her third studio album, Treat Myself, which is set for release at the top of next year.

Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez is a writer at Local Profile. He is a lover of food, music, sports, art, and world cultures. Alex was born and raised in Plano and graduated from University of North Texas in 2017. When he...