Last year, there was quite a negative reaction to Nickelback being selected to perform at halftime of the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving game. Aside from the fact that it was Nickelback, people didn't like a non-local performer being chosen to perform during halftime.
This year, there won't be any controversy, as Kid Rock has been selected to perform at halftime of the Lions' game against the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving. This isn't Kid Rock's first time doing the halftime show, and it probably won't be his last. Here are more details from the Lions:
This special halftime event will feature a live performance of Kid Rock’s new song, "Detroit, Michigan," a feature track from his new album "Rebel Soul," which will be released November 19. The song pays homage to several of Detroit’s music greats, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bob Seger and Eminem in addition to icons like Henry Ford and Rosa Parks.
The 2012 United Way Thanksgiving Halftime Show, highlighted by Kid Rock’s performance, will celebrate the 125th anniversary of United Way by thanking the millions of donors, advocates and volunteers who, over the years, have helped to advance the common good—creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the key building blocks of education, income and health.
Say what you want about Kid Rock's music, but I am more than happy with someone who loves Detroit and is a Lions fan being selected to perform.