Red Kettle Kickoff Performers Through the Years

From Reba McEntire to the Jonas Brothers, check out the Red Kettle Kickoff performers through the years.

In 1997, Charlotte Jones devised the National Red Kettle Kickoff, the annual launch of the Red Kettle Campaign, which raises awareness for The Salvation Army’s holiday efforts alongside halftime artist entertainment during the Cowboys’ nationally televised Thanksgiving Day Game with over 35 million viewers. Here’s a look back at the Red Kettle Kickoff performers through the years.

1997: Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire

1998: Randy Travis

Randy Travis

1999: Clint Black

Clint Black

2000: Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

2001: Creed


2002: LeAnn Rimes 

LeAnn Rimes

2003: Toby Keith

Toby Keith

2004: Destiny’s Child

Destiny's Child

2005: Sheryl Crow

Sheryl Crow

2006: Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

2007: Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson

2008: Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers

2009: Daughtry


2010: Keith Urban

Keith Urban

2011: Enrique Iglesias 

Enrique Iglesias

2012: Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

2013: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

2014: Pitbull


2015: Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

2016: Eric Church

Eric Church

2017: Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

2018: Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

2019: Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding

2020: Kane Brown

Kane Brown

2021: Luke Combs

2022: Jonas Brothers

Jonas brothers - red kettle kickoff - 2022

2023: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

Photos Courtesy of the Dallas Cowboys

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