OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, TWO-TIME GRAMMY WINNER, HEADLINES THE AUTOTRADER PRE-RACE CONCERT AT FOOD CITY 500
BRISTOL, TENN. (Feb. 13, 2015) - Hot on the heels of collecting their second Grammy, Old Crow Medicine Show isn't showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, when Old Crow visits Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), the World's Fastest Half-Mile, on April 19 for the AutoTrader Pre-Race Concert, race fans at the Food City 500 will witness what some call the greatest string band in the world with punk-rock swagger and an old school country sound.
The talented artists are best known for "Wagon Wheel," a co-creation of sorts after a teenage Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show found a discarded song fragment off an old Bob Dylan bootleg recording. Darius Rucker made a pop-country version of "Wagon Wheel" in 2013 and took it to number one. That same year, Old Crow was asked to join country music's most exclusive club: the Grand Ole Opry.
"Old Crow Medicine Show puts on one of the most electrifying performances I've ever seen," said Jerry Caldwell, general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. "I think they will ignite Bristol Motor Speedway's passionate fans in a way that we've not seen in a long time."
Old Crow Medicine Show's latest album, Remedy, features the Tennessee state flag on the cover, and won a Grammy at Sunday's 57th annual award show. Remedy marked the highest Billboard debut in the band's 18-year career and was praised by the press with coverage that included NPR Music, NPR Morning Edition, Garden & Gun, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Huffington Post, The Associated Press and many more. Old Crow Medicine Show also performed on CONAN, headlined their biggest tour ever and most recently was the subject of an extensive profile on CBS This Morning [Click HERE to view].
"We're looking forward to playing our first concert at Bristol Motor Speedway and being in Bristol where country music was born," said Ketch Secor. "I suspect it's going to feel almost like a homecoming. I grew up in Virginia, lived in Boone, North Carolina and now call Tennessee home. It will be great to see some old friends and meet new ones."
Tickets are currently available for race weekend by calling (855) 580-5525 or visiting BristolTix.com. While supplies last, Food City 500 ticket holders may add on a pre-race SuperPass and be stage-side (on the track) for the concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol's wildly popular Food City 500 Driver Introductions.
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