The way the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints have been playing so far, country singer Keith Urban already has my vote for MVP of the Thanksgiving Day game at Cowboys Stadium this November.

Urban is slated to play during halftime of the annual contest in Big D. His performance will be part of the Salvation Army's Kettle Kickoff, the start of the organization's annual red-kettle fundraising campaign.

The kettle campaign has raised more than $1.3 billion since the partnership with the Cowboys began in 1997, including a record $139 million last year.

Urban, who grew up in Australia, is releasing his new album, Get Closer, on Nov. 16. The 43-year-old country star has 10 No. 1 singles, to date: "But for the Grace of God," "Somebody Like You," "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "You'll Think of Me," "Days Go By," "Making Memories of Us," "Better Life," "You Look Good in My Shirt," "Sweet Thing" and "Only You Can Love Me This Way."