Dolly Parton performs at the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff
Dolly Parton proved that age is just a number with her electric NFL performance (Picture: Ian Halperin/UPI/Shutterstock)

Dolly Parton scored the biggest touchdown during her performance at the Thanksgiving NFL game half-time show.

The 9 to 5 singer, 77, left the audience’s hearts beating wild as she took to the stage during yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders game which ended with a 45 – 10 victory for the Cowboys.

Performing to a sold-out crowd at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Dolly belied her age as she strutted out in a daring, bedazzled Cowboys cheerleader outfit.

But it was the crowd left cheering for the music icon as she belted out her biggest hits 9 to 5 and Jolene as well as a rendition of Queen’s We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.

Following her set for the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff, CBS announcer Tony Romo praised the Here You Come Again singer.

‘She was wearing the… Cowboys cheerleading outfit,’ he began, discussing the set with Jim Nantz. ‘You saw that coming, didn’t you?’

Dolly Parton performs at the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff
Dolly performed at the halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders Thanksgiving game (Picture: USA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con)
Dolly Parton performs at the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff
The 9 to 5 hitmaker donned a daring Cowboys cheerleader outfit (Picture: AP)
Dolly Parton performs at the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff
Fans were quick to praise the country icon for her look and performance (Picture: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton performs at the 27th annual Red Kettle Kickoff
It comes as Dolly releases her brand new album Rockstar (Picture: AP)

‘You said, “I think she’s going to go with a liiiittle cheerleading outfit tonight”, and I was like, “wow, pretty good.”‘

And they weren’t the only ones, with fans taking to social media branding the star a ‘national treasure’.

‘If a Genie gave me one wish I’d ask to be as hot as Dolly Parton at 77 or any age really,’ one person posted to X (formerly Twitter).

Another added: ‘Dolly Parton is one of those extremely rare public figures who is genuinely and universally beloved, which would be more than enough at this point to rest her laurels on, but instead, even now, she always gives it her all just for the sake of giving it her all. 💜’

One user was calling for Dolly to become the next President of the United States, saying: ‘Joe Biden is 81. Donald Trump is 77. If we have to elect an old person, let it be Dolly Parton.’

Dolly’s set was part of her larger campaign in support of the Salvation Army this holiday season.

It also coincides with the release of the country icon’s first rock album, Rockstar, on November 17.

Speaking to, Dolly, who has been in the music industry for six decades, revealed why now was the right time to dip her toes into the pool of hard rock.

‘I’d often thought I might want to do a rock album at some point. I’d done a few rock songs scattered here and there on my albums, and I’d done some covers of rock songs, making them kind of Country or bluegrass,’ she revealed.

‘But when I got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, a place in my heart said “I hadn’t really earned that position.” I thought ‘If I’m ever going to do a rock album, I want to earn it. I’m big on timing. It seemed the right thing to do at the right time. I’m proud I did it and I’m real proud of how it turned out.’

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