Carrie Underwood, Mickey Guyton and more stars from across all facets of the entertainment world have been announced to appear at the 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Underwood and Guyton will join Jimmie Allen and Chris Lane to represent country music at the annual event, which returns to its pre-pandemic format of floats, marching bands and in-person crowds lining the streets of New York City in 2021 after having to alter its approach considerably in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

According to USA Today, the other stars slated to appear during the 3-hour live broadcast include Jon Batiste; Kristin Chenoweth; Darren Criss; Jordan Fisher; Foreigner; Andy Grammer; Miss America Camille Schrier; the cast and Muppets from Sesame Street; Nelly; Kim Petras; Kelly Rowland; Rob Thomas; Tai Verdes; Zoe Wees and more.

Sara Bareilles, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps of Peacock’s Girls5eva will also make an appearance, as will Santa Claus himself. The 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will also feature performances saluting Broadway, as well as a number of new floats highlighted by The Mandalorian star Grogu, who's most often referred to as Baby Yoda. A large slate of marching bands will also perform during the parade.

Everyone participating in the actual parade will be required to be both vaccinated and masked, but while those who view the parade along the route might be subject to a security search, proof of vaccination will not be required to watch the parade in person.

The 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to take place on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25) in New York City. The event will air from 9AM ET to Noon ET on NBC and Telemundo, with live streaming available via Peacock.

Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked

You'll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list. Enjoy the 21 best country songs of the year, based on Taste of Country staff and country music fan opinion, plus commercial data (sales, streaming, airplay).

To be considered, the song must have been released in 2021 or have actively charted for a portion of the year (see "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"). New artists including Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet and Morgan Wade crack the top songs list, while hitmakers including Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Luke Combs make the Top 10.

Let us know your favorite song of 2021 on Twitter, or email us at staff@tasteofcountry.com.

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