A year after the NFL announced a partnership with a popular Nashville-based music label to stream more country music, the NFL has expanded the program to include the music of men and boys.
The league announced Thursday that it has created a playlist that includes more than 50 country and hip-hop artists who have released their music in the last five years.
The list includes country stars like John Legend, Taylor Swift, and Tyga.
The playlist also includes some country artists who released a new album in 2017 or were recently signed to an independent label, but are still working on their catalogs.
The NFL also announced it will stream an exclusive stream of artists performing at halftime of games starting in 2018.
The new playlist will be available to watch on the NFL app and on the league website.
The roster of artists includes some familiar names like Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, and country icons like the Black Eyed Peas, Alabama Shakes, and John Legend.
Country artist Johnny Cash has performed at Super Bowl LI The Black Eyeds perform during the 2017 NFL season on Jan. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles.
(Photo: AP Photo/David McNew)The NFL said the playlist is the first step in its effort to reach more men and young people in the country.
The app will be updated to include more country artists every month, and the league has also started a Twitter hashtag #MenWhoPlay and has launched a website where fans can find out more about the program.
The playlist includes songs like “Downtown,” by singer-songwriter Sam Hunt, and “I’ll Be Your Man,” by country singer-actor Ryan Lewis.
The song was originally released in 2015, and Hunt has said he was inspired to write the song after watching Lewis play guitar.
The video features a performance of the song by Lewis at the Super Bowl on Jan 30, 2017.
The artist also performed at the NFL’s opening ceremony.
Country and hip hop artist Sam Hunt is shown in a 2016 video.
(Credit: Courtesy of Sam Hunt)Hunt, who is also the lead singer of the band The Black Keys, released his second album, American Boy, in 2017.
His first, 2016’s You Are My Sunshine, was nominated for a Grammy and won a Grammy for best country album.
The NFL is expanding the list of artists streaming on its app and the website, which will be open to the public in the coming weeks.
The 2017 edition of the playlist will feature songs from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Nicki Garza, and others.