If you like your turkey with a hearty helping of country crooning, you're in luck: "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery  is playing the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
The reality champ, who made chart history when his "Clear As Day" became the first country debut album to bow atop the Billboard 200 in October, will be joined by acts including Avril Lavigne , Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Rodney Atkins, Neil Diamond, Shelby Lynne, Ingrid Michaelson and more. A number of Broadway cast members, including performers from "Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," will also join the festivities.
On Nov. 24, the annual New York City parade will be celebrating its 85th anniversary, with a musical history that ranges from the Rockettes and Kanye West and Jessica Simpson, who performed during last year's event.
If the aforementioned musicians sound like rain on your parade, you can have a monster of a time with Lady Gaga . The pop star will offer "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving"  on ABC that evening, performing eight songs, preparing a Thanksgiving meal and sitting down for an interview with Katie Couric.
Canadian rockers Nickelback  will also perform during halftime at the nationally televised Detroit Tigers-Green Bay Packers game, a move that's drawn an online petition that's already been signed  by 15,829 outraged football fans. "Does anyone even like Nickelback?" the petition questions, clearly unfamiliar with the group's dominance of the Billboard charts over the last decade.
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