August 16, 2009 on ESPN
Young to perform CARFAX 400 national anthem
Mich. -- Country music star and RCA Nashville
recording artist Chris Young will bring his distinct music
style to the stage at Michigan International Speedway
by performing the national anthem for the NASCAR Sprint
Cup Series CARFAX 400 on Sunday, August 16.
Young is scheduled
to perform during pre-race festivities beginning around
1:30 p.m. before the start of the CARFAX 400.
really honored to be chosen to sing the national anthem
at Michigan International Speedway,” said Young.
"I'm such a huge fan of NASCAR. I'm not sure if I'm
more excited about performing on Sunday or just being
there to see the race!"
an exciting time all around for Young, whose second album,
The Man I Want to Be, will release Sept. 1. The album’s
current single and Top-20 hit “Gettin’ You
Home” continues to climb the radio charts and is
a huge hit on Young’s MySpace page, with more than
1.3 million plays so far.
Young has also
agreed to perform a song in Acceleration presented by
Budweiser, the speedway’s fan hospitality club,
prior to pre-race.
Recently voted as Country’s Hottest Bachelor by
the readers of Country Weekly, Young became a fan favorite
with the release of his self-titled debut album in 2006,
which earned the highest selling debut by any new country
male that year.
follow a long line of talented singers who have performed
the national anthem at Michigan International Speedway
including LeAnn Rimes, Josh Turner, Danielle Peck, and
excited to have an up and coming country star like Chris
Young perform our CARFAX 400 national anthem,” MIS
President Roger Curtis said. “Like so many terrific
talents in the past, I’m sure he will do a great
job for our MIS fans.”
Rivard, star of “What’s Up, Canuck?”
and a performer in “Celtic Woman” and “Riverdance”
will sing the Canadian anthem. The Canadian anthem has
been a tradition at MIS during pre-race ceremonies since
it opened in 1968.
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