News And Notes
Feb 3

Country Stars Tweet About Super Bowl, Praise Beyonce

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw photo by Nigel Parry, courtesy of The Green Room.

Tim McGraw [GAC's February Artist of the Month] played his father in The Blind Side, but that doesn’t mean Tim picked Michael Oher’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, to win the Super Bowl. Of course, that doesn’t mean Tim wasn’t cheering for the Ravens either. He made his Super Bowl pick – San Francisco 27-17 – backstage in Las Vegas via a YouTube video but made his love for Michael and the Tuohy family known.

Watch Tim’s pick:

Self-professed sports fanatic Darius Rucker started his Super Bowl tweets on Friday, pointing out Super Bowl Sunday’s one fatal flaw. “The only thing bad about Super Bowl Sunday is that we have to wait till August for football to start again. When is the draft?” he wrote. He kept up a lively stream of tweets throughout the game, responding to fans and re-tweeting some of his favorite comments from fans and celebrities alike.

Martina McBride

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Martina McBride, who often shares photos — via Twitter — of dinner parties and family gatherings, threw a viewing party for the big game – for herself. “Super Bowl party for one! #longbusridehome” she wrote, sharing a photo of a slice of pizza and a Pale Ale.

Rascal Flatts

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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney were having plenty of fun together though. The pair, along with their wives, were in attendance at the Super Dome. “Joe Don and I!!! Having a blast!!!!” Jay tweeted, sharing a photo of the two in the stands – and revealing that he was wearing a Cincinnati Bengals jersey.

It was Beyonce’s halftime performance that got country’s female artists tweeting, however.

“One of the best half time shows I’ve seen! @beyonce KILLED IT!!!” Kristen Kelly wrote.

Kelly Clarkson was also fan. “Okay so …..Beyonce just killed it at the Super Bowl! Holy cow she is so hot and sang her tail off!! Destiny’s Child, SO GREAT!!” she tweeted.

Carrie Underwood too was full of praise for Beyonce. “…and @Beyonce just made all the rest of us singers look stupid! In the most awesome way possible! Way to work it! #BestEverHalftimeShow” she wrote.

And according to Carrie, Baltimore fans can thank her husband, Mike Fisher, for each of the Ravens’ scores. “Umm…every time @mikefisher1212 goes to the bathroom, the ravens score…just sayin’” she tweeted as the third quarter began with another Baltimore touchdown.

The unexpected power outage also bought a few reactions from country stars. Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley knew exactly who to blame for the blackout. “@beyonce was so bootylicious that she knocked the power out at the #SuperBowl –ck” he tweeted.

“The finger lights we got from the NFL for @beyonce‘s halftime performance sure just came in handy,” Joe Don Rooney tweeted from his spot in the stands.

“I’ll bet the power company in the Big Easy is going nuts!!!” wrote Charlie Daniels.

Tim’s Super Bowl prediction turned out to be off base. The Ravens won by a score of 34-31.


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