Luke Bryan ready to perform at Cowboys Thanksgiving halftime

Country star Luke Bryan will perform at halftime as the Dallas Cowboys host Carolina on Thanksgiving Day to kick off The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign.

It's the 19th year that the Cowboys and The Salvation Army have joined forces for the holiday season fundraising event. The Red Kettle Campaign runs from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Last year's effort raised nearly $145 million.

Bryan said he feels extremely blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to perform.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever had the opportunity to play in front of a bigger TV audience,” Bryan said on FOX4’s GoodDay. “This is a big deal for me. I’m just going to get up there and enjoy the moment.”

Bryan had one of the top albums of both 2013 and 2014 with "Crash My Party." His fifth album, "Kill the Lights," came out in August.

Bryan in 2014 was named entertainer of the year by the Country Music Association. He's nominated again this year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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