MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Continuing the custom and tradition of the most iconic halftime show in all of college football, multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer will headline the Capital One Halftime Show during the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium. Grammer joins an esteemed list of recent Orange Bowl halftime acts that includes DNCE, John Fogerty, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen.
Grammer’s third full-length album, The Good Parts, was released on December 1, 2017. The record includes his global smash hit single “Fresh Eyes,” which has become a streaming phenomenon with over 300 million total streams, the catchy summer jam featuring LunchMoney Lewis, “Give Love,” as well as his new uplifting single “Smoke Clears.”
Grammer is best-known for his triple platinum infectious smash hit "Honey, I'm Good," which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)," off his second album Magazines or Novels. He has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, six of which are certified gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.”
Joining Grammer as part of the game day entertainment, Grammy Award winner and alternative music star Nate Reuss will headline the Capital One Orange Bowl Fan Fest presented by the Capital One Venture® card. Admission to the event is free for all fans with a ticket to the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl.
The Iowa native is most famous for his role as the lead singer of the band fun. The band’s second album, “Some Nights,” has sold more than a million copies, spawned three chart-topping singles and earned fun a pair of Grammys. The platinum album was produced by Jeff Bhasker.
Ruess has collaborated with several high-profile musicians including Lana Del Rey, Pink and Eminem. In addition, in 2015, Ruess released his first solo album Grand Romantic.
“The Capital One Orange Bowl is a unique opportunity for fans to enjoy two great passions: college football and music. In addition to what will be a stellar game, we are so excited for the performances by the artists that are slated to perform this year,” said Marc Mentry, Chief Brand Officer at Capital One. “As Capital One continues the honor of being the title sponsor of the Capital One Orange Bowl, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to help shape the fan experience through performances by top musical artists, exclusive access to events and cardholder ticket packages, and activities for the whole family at the Capital One Fan Fest. The entire experience for fans at the Capital One Orange Bowl is one that we know people will love.”
Performing the national anthem this year is Miami native and 2017 “America’s Got Talent” standout, Yoli Mayor. The 22-year-old Cuban-American is currently hard-at-work on an EP due in 2018, to share her passion for music, honesty and heart in song. Publications such as Miami New Times and the Huffington Post have deemed her a Miami-grown vocal powerhouse.
To assist with the Capital One Orange Bowl Halftime Show, as a volunteer through the Orange Bowl Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, please log on to http://community.orangebowl.org/ambassadors/ and use the registration link.
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About the Orange Bowl
The Orange Bowl is a 360-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30, 2017. For more information on the 2017-18 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread, log on to orangebowl.org or follow the @OrangeBowl on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.
About Capital One
Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is an NCAA Corporate Champion, and began its affiliation with college sports with the sponsorship of the Capital One Bowl (formerly the Florida Citrus Bowl) in 2001. Since that time, Capital One has sponsored programs including the Capital One Mascot Challenge and Capital One Academic All-America Program. In 2010, it created the Capital One Cup to recognize the best men's and women's Division 1 College Athletics Programs in the country and awards a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships. As an NCAA Corporate Champion, Capital One supports all 90 NCAA Championships. In 2014, Capital One became an official sponsor of the Capital One Orange Bowl and the new College Football Playoff. Additionally, for the past three years, Capital One has been the national title sponsor of the iHeart Radio Jingle Ball and serves as the official bank and credit card for the event. As part of this sponsorship, Capital One is able to bring cardholders exclusive access to high demand tickets through presales.