This Sunday (February 3rd), millions of people around the world will be tuning in to the Super Bowl, including some of your favorite country artists. Some will be rooting for the San Francisco 49ers, while others will be pulling for the Baltimore Ravens to win the Big Game, which has been dubbed the Harbowl, since brothers Jim and John Harbaugh are the head coaches of the opposing teams. Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Easton Corbin, Kip Moore, Keith Urban and Little Big Town are definitely fans of football…however, you probably won’t find Gary Allan in front of the tube in his sweats munching down on chips and salsa or buffalo wings, since he usually doesn’t watch television, much less sports on TV. However, the “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” singer may catch a few plays if one of his football-playing buddies is on the field. Check out all the action on the field on Sunday at 6:30pm ET on CBS.
AUDIO: Darius Rucker is a HUGE football fan, as everyone probably knows by now. He even has a special man cave with probably six or seven (or more) televisions mounted on the wall to catch all of the games being played during the season. He explains why he loves football so much. SIDENOTE: He’s a huge Miami Dolphins fan, and word has it, just to be able to meet then Dolphins quarterback, Dan Marino, he asked him to be in a Hootie & the Blowfish video for “Only Wanna Be With You.”
Darius Rucker (football) OC: …football season. :20
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve loved football, and I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. I love college football, but for me watching pro football is better because the speed is so much more. For me, there’s two times a year, man — football season and waiting for football season.”
AUDIO: Keith Urban says his wife, Nicole Kidman, got him interested in football.
Keith (Nicole and football) OC: …new to me. :04“She
’s a big NFL fan, and she sort of turned me on to it.”
AUDIO: Easton Corbin says you can’t go on the bus during football season without a game being on the television.
Easton Corbin (football) OC: …that’s on. :07
“That’s all that’s on the bus on the weekends. That’s it, and we’ve got three TVs on the bus, so that’s all that’s on.”
AUDIO: Gary Allan isn’t a big TV watcher and the news channels are usually what he’ll watch. So, come Sunday, you probably won’t find him watching the Super Bowl, unless a friend of his is playing.
Gary Allan (football buddies) OC: …see everybody. [laughs] :25
“I’ve got buddies that I follow, you know, Jay Cutler, I’m buddies with him, so I like to watch him play. Tony Scheffler. It’s just guys that I know, that’s what’ll make me watch. Jared Allen, I just did something with him. Great guy. So, it’s different if you know somebody out there. It makes it more fun. I’m not a TV person. [laughs] I’d be the guy that you’d invite to the party, and I’d hang out for the first quarter and go, ‘Alright, it’s good to see everybody.” [laughs]
AUDIO: The members of Lady Antebellum reveal their favorite tailgate foods, just in time for the Big Game.
Lady A (tailgate food) OC: (Charles) …football watching. :21
HILLARY: “Honestly, chips and salsa, salsa or cheese dip or something. That’s like what I always go for. I could eat that every meal. No joke.” DAVE: “Best tailgate food is a big ole burger soaked in Dale’s sauce. That’s all you need.” HILLARY: “Or bratwurst. I forgot that. Those are good.” CHARLES: “Cold beer! A couple of little finger foods, but without cold beer, it’s not football watching.”
AUDIO: Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild shows she’s a pretty tough chick in the band’s latest video for “Tornado,” and the beautiful and talented woman was just as big a badass when she was playing quarterback for her powder puff football team when she was growing up.
LBT (football story) OC: …my lip. :40
“I was the quarterback to my powder puff team. I was running the ball and I came around the corner – this was in high school – and a foreign exchange student, I think her name was Inga (KIMBERLY: “Inga.”), and I didn’t want to fumble ‘cause my brother and my dad were there, and I come from this very athletic family, so I held onto the ball. I knew I was going to go down, so I let my head hit first and I bit all the way through, but I didn’t fumble and I had a hole in my face, though. The sad thing is that it was just flag football, but I left my flags on and cleats and everything, ‘cause it looked cool, and I had blood running all down my jersey. I went to the emergency room like that, and they sewed up my lip.”