The AFC Championship between NFL teams Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals included the halftime performance of country singer Walker Hayes. The singer performed a few of his hits, including “Fancy Like” and “AA,” and eventually crashed the conversation at CBS’s halftime show.
CBS audio was not adjusted for performance or experienced an audio malfunction, but in all cases commentators James Brown, Nate Burleson, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Bill Cowher could not hear each other during the Hayes Country Concert.
“I have no idea what you just said,” Esiason told coworkers candidly. Hayes’ music overpowered the stage to the point that no one could hear the CBS broadcasters, including the broadcasters.
Fans and viewers responded to the incident with amusement, joking about the volume on social media. “[W]What do we think is the most interesting comment made during the halftime show that we didn’t get to hear? » an user wrote on Twitter. Hayes himself reacted to the Barstool Sports tweet which dubbed the show the [l]the best halftime show in history.
“@CBSSports thanks for having me,” Hayes replied to the tweet with three crying and laughing emojis.
Hayes also commented on his Sunday night performance at The Associated Press. “As a huge sports fan, I was so excited to play at halftime of the game, I just couldn’t wait to get into the stadium,” Hayes said in the statement. “We didn’t think our performance would be aired, so to see what happened, I mean, you can’t make that up! Guess we did some broadcasting after all!
“Sorry guys, next time we won’t increase the 11!”
Hayes’ performance at Arrowhead Stadium comes after the artist released his latest 13-track album, country stuff, early last year. Check out more tour dates to see the “Fancy Like” singer in action HERE.
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