Nashville, Tenn. (April 24, 2020) — Country Music Hall of Fame singer Randy Owen of the American country and southern rock supergroup, ALABAMA, will perform a virtual pre-race concert this Sunday, April 26, before the fifth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Seriesrace. Owen will join one of NASCAR’s preeminent car owners and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Richard Childress, as well as NASCAR.com host Alex Weaver for the online event.
The legendary frontman of ALABAMA will perform and chat about the upcoming race at the virtual Talladega Superspeedway. The race, which is set to air at 1 p.m. ET on FOX/FS1(subject to change) and the FOX Sports App, will feature some of NASCAR’s biggest names in action.
Owen joins the list of virtual pre-race acts since the Pro Invitational Series was conceived and developed in advance of the Dixie Vodka 150 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22. Tim Dugger, Cole Swindell and Justin Moore have all played a virtual pre-race show for the iRacing events. Last week, Cody Cannon of the band Whiskey Myers took over the musical entertainment reins.
Fans can catch the virtual pre-race concert this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NASCAR’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
It’s been 50 years since Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It’s a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and change the face and sound of country music. Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for ALABAMA’s stellar career. The group introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience that has inspired many of today’s brightest country stars including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. Five decades since starting the band, ALABAMA has charted 43 #1 singles, including 21 #1 singles in a row, and have won dozens of CMA, GRAMMY®, and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, they are world-class philanthropists who have raised millions of dollars for various charities.
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