- Cross-Genre Music, including Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Darius Rucker, U2 and more
- ESPN Exclusive Songs from Imagine Dragons and Lauren Alaina
ESPN will showcase the music of more than 25 acclaimed Interscope/Universal Music Group Nashville artists throughout its extensive college football coverage this season, highlighted by the world premiere of the new Imagine Dragons single “Roots” and songs produced exclusively for ESPN by Imagine Dragons and Lauren Alaina.
As part of the agreement with Interscope/Universal Music Group Nashville, a diverse collection of the accomplished and breakthrough artists with the two premier labels will be featured across game and studio telecasts across every ESPN network, including the networks go-to-and-returning from breaks, as well as highlight montages and promotions of upcoming programs.
ESPN’s opening week coverage will continue to feature the new Imagine Dragons song “Roots,” which also debuted on ESPN, during its game and studio coverage across multiple networks.
ESPN Exclusive Songs from Imagine Dragons and Lauren Alaina
ESPN’s season-long on-air marketing campaign promoting the top college football matchups will feature ESPN exclusive music by Imagine Dragons and country star Lauren Alaina.
A Jorgen Odegard remix of the Imagine Dragons single “Dream” and the newly recorded Lauren Alaina song “History” will be a central part of the spots building towards the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Eve and National Championship on January 11.
“’Dream’ is such an emotional and personal track for us and Jorgen did a great job preserving the essence of the song in his remix while still taking it to a new place,” said Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons lead vocalist.
Alaina added, “For a southern girl, college football is everything. I am so pumped to have my song used for ESPN’s college football coverage. Thank you ESPN for giving me something to make my boyfriend, dad, and brother think I’m that much cooler.”
Friday and Saturday Night Specials
In addition to music used throughout every game, ESPN will showcase seven songs from the Interscope/Universal Music Group Nashville library exclusively on its Friday and Saturday night telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. Friday coverage will feature an ESPN exclusive “Parade of Lights” remix of the Lady Antebellum single “Friday Night” while Saturdays will include a mix from Lady Antebellum (“All Nighter”), Imagine Dragons (“Friction”), X Ambassadors (“Superpower”), Born (“Seeing Stars”), Arty (“Up All Night”) and David Nail (Good at Tonight”).
|Luke Bryan||Kick the Dust Up|
|Eric Church||The Outsiders|
|DJ Snake/Aluna George||You Know You Like It|
|Clare Dunn||Get Out|
|Sam Hunt||House Party|
|Jax Jones||Yeah Yeah Yeah|
|Lil Jon/Tyga/Juicy J||Hand in the Air|
|OneRepublic||Love Runs Out|
|Darius Rucker||Down Here|
|Canaan Smith||American Muscle|
|The Struts||Could Have Been Me|
|U2||The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)|
|Years and Years||Desire|
|Yelawolf||Till It’s Gone|
|Young Rising Sons||King of the World|
Saturday Night Games on ABC and ESPN
|Arty||Up All Night|
|Lady Antebellum||All Nighter|
|David Nail||Good at Tonight|
Friday Night Football
|Lady Antebellum – Parade of Lights Remix||Parade of Lights|
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