Country music helps kick Super Bowl weekend off in style

Posted: 10:39 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 09:00:37-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTVF) — With 10 different concerts throughout the week and special pregame and halftime performances on Sunday, the NFL’s calling Super Bowl LIII its most musical Super Bowl ever.

“And I’m glad to be a part of it,” Craig Campbell said Thursday night ahead of his performance on the NFL Live stage in Centennial Park.

Campbell is one of two country artists that made downtown Atlanta sound a lot like Music City during the show.

Tyler Reese Tritt, the daughter of country star Travis Tritt, helped start the night with a rocking performance back in here home state.

“It was amazing, so much fun,” Tritt said.

Tritt was followed by Campbell, who entertained the crowd as the night’s featured performer.

“Country music fans and music fans, period, there’s a connection between sports and music - entertainment,” Campbell said. “I’d like to think there’s some people here to see me, but at the same time there’s a lot of people in town just for the Super Bowl. Hopefully I walk out of here with a few more fans than I came with.”

Two Nashville based artists taking the stage around sport’s biggest stage.

“It’s crazy. It’s really crazy,” Tritt said.

And kicked off Super Bowl weekend in style.

Campbell saying, “What I’m here to do tonight is to make sure everybody has a really, really good time.”