Dierks Bentley Says He's Allowed To Watch Football Because Of Taylor Swift

By Kelly Fisher

February 8, 2024

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Dierks Bentley credits Taylor Swift as the reason he’s been able to watch more NFL games at home with his family this season.

Bentley’s two teen daughters are interested in catching glimpses of Swift, whose whirlwind romance with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has led to the pop megastar appearing on screen during games throughout the season. Bentley’s daughters, Evie and Jordan, learn about the game from their country star dad as they search for glimpses of Swift, and Bentley predicts the whole family will also be invested in watching Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday (February 11).

“I have been watching every single playoff game,” Bentley said, per his record label. “It’s the great thing. In my house is the Kansas City Chiefs because my daughters love Taylor (Swift). Any dad out there that has daughters knows what I’m talking about. She has made football much easier to watch at my house. Everybody’s down with it now, so I’ve been able to watch a lot of playoff games with my family, which is amazing. I’m not out there in the garage. I’m allowed to be in the main part of the house watching football, and it’s so fun.

“As far as the Super Bowl goes, I have no idea who’s going to win, but I’m there for the whole thing,” he continued. “I’m there for the pre-show concerts, the introductions, our National Anthem, the half-time show and of course, the game. It’s going to be awesome. I have no idea who’s going to win, but I just hope Taylor Swift makes her flight from Japan [where she's performing an ‘Eras Tour’ show] back to the game, because that’s what we all want to see. That’s going to be the most followed flight. It’ll be followed more than the Santa Tracker.”

The pregame lineup includes Reba McEntire (National Anthem), Post Malone (“America The Beautiful”) and Andra Day (“Lift Every Voice and Sing”). Grammy Award-winning superstar Usher will perform the highly-anticipated halftime show. The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Fransisco 49ers. Super Bowl LVIII will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm ET/5:30pm CT.

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