Picture: Ashton Shepherd. Photo credit: Danny Clinch.
Talladega, Alabama is the place to be this weekend for the prestigious Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
The race will broadcast nationally on FOX with Country Music star Ashton Shepherd kicking off the action performing the national anthem.
Shepherd is currently burning up the charts with her single Look It Up off of her sophomore album Where Country Grows.
It’s a fitting pairing, Country Music and NASCAR have been closely aligned for decades.
NASCAR on FOX
Pictured: Bo Bice. Photo courtesy of Webster & Associates.
Bo Bice loves him some NASCAR…so much that he is performing the National Anthem at today’s festivities at the Sprint Cup Series Race at Watkins Glen International.
“NASCAR is my favorite sport – and one of the most fun and exciting competitions on the planet,” says Bice. “More than anything, I love to come back to these events to see my friends and hang with ‘my people’. Also, I want to pay tribute to our great nation and those who have fought to give us the freedoms to enjoy events like this.”
Bice will also perform the Star Spangled Banner at the Tennessee Titans opening season game Monday, August 23rd at Nashville’s LP Stadium.
The American Idol season four runner up is currently touring with several more dates rolling out over the next few months promoting his new single You Take Yourself With You and his third album Bo Bice 3.
8-15 Orchard Beach, ME – Seaside Pavilion
8-21 Winchester, TN – Winchester City Park
9-02 Chattanooga, TN – Miller Plaza/Downtown
9-16 Paramus, NJ – Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre
9-17 Fayetteville, NC – Jester’s Pub
9-18 Ashland, KY- Poage Landing Days Festival
9-19 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun – Wolf Den
10-8 Palm Springs, CA – Riviera Spa & Resort
10-15 South Bend, IN – Century Center