It was 16 years ago today, on Jan. 26, 2003, that Shania Twain entertained more than 88 million football fans worldwide at the Super Bowl XXXVII halftime show.

Twain sang two songs, "Man I Feel Like a Woman!" and "Up!" before No Doubt performed "I'm Just a Girl" and Sting played "Message in a Bottle." At the time, Twain was heavily promoting her Up! album, which was released just two months earlier.

The country superstar wasn't the only Nashville artist to make an appearance that day, however. Pre-controversy Dixie Chicks were brought in to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." The football game was memorable for being a blowout — the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders 48-21.


Aside from Twain's invigorating performance, the most lasting memory of that day in 2003 was the introduction of Terry Tate: Office Linebacker, the star of a new Reebok commercial. Country hasn't been represented during the halftime show in the decade-plus since the 2003 show.

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