Bristol Motor Speedway is home to "America's Night Race" and that theme will be on display as country music entertainer, TV host and military veteran Craig Morgan kicks off the biggest night in racing with a pre-race concert on Saturday, Aug. 20, prior to the start of the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.

Morgan, who is well-known for country staples "International Harvester", "Bonfire" and "That's What I Love About Sunday", will excite the crowd during the NRA Country presents Craig Morgan concert on the backstretch of Bristol Motor Speedway.

"Bristol is renowned for its sense of tradition and authenticity and so are Craig Morgan's songs," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. "Craig's passion for the outdoors and classic story-telling will invigorate that Americana feeling that's accustomed of Bristol's pre-race festivities. It will surely be a great night under the lights that no one should miss."

Morgan is a natural fit for the NRA country sponsored concert taking place prior to "America's Night Race" having spent 17 years serving this country, including 10.5 years on active duty in the US Army, before launching his music career. While penning some of country's biggest hits and performing across the country, Morgan continued his military service in the Army Reserves for six-and-a-half years. In 2006, he was awarded the USO Merit Award for his tireless support of U.S. soldiers and their families. Morgan has participated in thirteen overseas trips to support U.S. troops and has also headlined 20 Jack Daniel's "Toast to the Troops" events to prepare care packages for those stationed overseas.

"NRA Country is thrilled to present this show," said Director, NRA Country, Vanessa Shahidi. "We love working with Craig Morgan and this show is everything we are about: country music, NASCAR, Bass Pro, the Military and the NRA. It's a perfect fit!"

Morgan is an avid outdoorsmen and is the host of the hit show "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors" on Outdoor Channel. The show won Morgan a Golden Moose Award for Best Comedy in 2015. The seventh season of the show premiered on July 5.

Morgan's newest album, "A Whole Lot More To Me" was released June 3 on Black River Entertainment and has spawned the hit singles "When I'm Gone" and "I'll Be Home Soon". 

Tickets are on-sale for by visiting BristolTix.com or calling (855) 580-5525.

While supplies last, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race ticket holders may add on a Pre-Race SuperPass and be stage-side (on the track) for the concert featuring Craig Morgan. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol's wildly popular Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Driver Intros.