The NFL begins its 88th season with a huge pregame show right before the first game of the new season. The action off the field is a show that will feature award-winning super-star performers Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, John Mellencamp and Hinder. You can see this great show live on September 6 at 8pm (EST) on NBC and the NFL Network. The show takes place in Indianapolis and is part of a big celebration of the Super Bowl XLI champions Indianapolis Colts. After the show, it's time for football -- the Colts will take on the New Orleans Saints at the RCA Dome. Check out the bios and stats of the performers:

KELLY CLARKSON WILL KICK-OFF NEW NFL SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE

The 2007 NFL season is going to kick off in style with superstar, Kelly Clarkson, performing in Monument Circle, just for you! Kelly is used to big audiences after being crowned the first 'American Idol' in 2002. Since then, she has become a music sensation and a household name! Now she'll be wowing the public at the start of the new NFL season, in Indianapolis, on Sept 6. After Kelly sings, the Super Bowl champion, Indianapolis Colts, and the revitalized New Orleans Saints will face-off in the first game of the season. The great thing about having Kelly Clarkson in the house is that she brings in her impressive talent and her star-power! And, she'll be performing right before a game that's already packed with some major stars - Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Bush, and Drew Brees just to name a few.

Kelly has really impressive stats. Let's take a look:
  • 11 Billboard Music Awards
  • 4 American Music Awards
  • 3 MTV Video Music Awards
  • 1 People's Choice Award
  • Kelly's 2004 album 'Breakaway' sold 6 million copies in the US and 11 million worldwide
  • Kelly just released another album called 'My December'
Kelly Clarkson


HAVE FAITH THIS WILL BE A GREAT 2007 NFL KICKOFF SHOW

The 2007 NFL season will kickoff with yet another amazing superstar performing, when Faith Hill takes the stage! Faith Hill has what every football player dreams of -- immense talent, a long and successful career (with no end in sight) and popularity with the young and old, alike. Now, Faith Hill, who's such a champion in the music field, will visit the Super Bowl champion, Indianapolis Colts, on Sept. 6. Faith will sing, in Monument Circle, before the Indianapolis Colts face the rarin-to-win New Orleans Saints in the first NFL game of the season. Faith Hill has been a household name for 15 years; producing, singing great songs and selling out concerts nationwide! She has won almost every award a musician can win and has brought her star power to TV shows, movies, magazines and many great charities. Faith Hill seemed destined to be a star, after all, she grew up in a Mississippi town named - you guessed it, Star!


Faith Hill Faith Hill has really remarkable stats. Let's take a look:
  • Has sold 30 million records worldwide
  • Eleven #1 singles and twenty #1 videos.
  • Her last three albums debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart
  • 12 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 5 Grammy Awards
  • 3 Country Music Awards
  • 4 American Music Awards
  • 4 People's Choice Awards
  • 3 network TV specials
  • She sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XXXIV
  • Performed many times at The Academy Awards and The Grammy Awards
  • Her new Greatest Hits album (THE HITS) is coming out this fall


JOHN MELLENCAMP BRINGS NEW AND CLASSIC SOUND TO THE NFL

The 2007 Kickoff concert, in Indianapolis, definitely gets a huge boost with the popular, incredible John Mellencamp performing. John Mellencamp has been one of the most successful, innovative and popular American singers for years. He sings about America and about the heartland - the middle of the country - and will be right there singing, in Indiana's RCA Dome, before the Sept 6th Colts and Saints game! John Mellencamp has made chart-busting albums for years, has won musical awards, been in movies, raised millions of dollars for great charities and has written and performed songs that are now classics (including 'Jack and Diane', 'Pink Houses', and 'Hurts So Good'). John Mellencamp is the real deal - a star musician and performer who writes hit after hit.

John Mellencamp John Mellencamp has great stats. Let's take a look:
  • Awarded Billboard Magazine's highest honor, the Century Award for distinguished creative achievement.
  • Several top 10 hits
  • Many top 20 hit songs
  • Albums have gone multi-platinum
  • Helped start Farm Aid in 1985; still very active in the organization
  • "Our Country" is a #1 Classic Rock hit
  • New album, 'Freedom's Road' will be released in October


HINDER IN INDY TO PLAY BEFORE NFL KICKOFF GAME

When the 2007 NFL season kicks off Sept. 6, in Indianapolis, there will be many pros who've played for years, as well as some newer players on the field. At the pre-kickoff concert, a newer band named HINDER will be playing along with the veteran performers. Hinder is a 1980-style, rock-n-roll band that has a big sound and likes to put on a fun show. They will perform before the Colts play the Saints, at Monument Circle, in first game of the new NFL season. Hinder was formed, in Oklahoma City, over four years ago and released their first album called 'Far From Close'. The five person band has a new album coming out later this year. Hinder should put on a great show for rock and football fans!

Let's take a look at Hinders stats:
  • Released an independent album 'Far From Close', which sold out 5,000 copies
  • They have built a strong following of fans
  • Their new album, 'Extreme Behavior' is in stores now!
Hinder


So, be sure to tune in to watch the amazing Kickoff Show from Indianapolis on September 6 at 8pm EST on NBC or the NFL Network. Then settle in for live NFL action!