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The Band Perry to Headline Pre-Race Show at IMS

The Band Perry.

Big Machine has released their list of performers for the 19th annual Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard powered by Bigmachinerecords.com. The race, which takes place on Sunday, July 29th, will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Headlining the show is sibling trio The Band Perry, with additional performances by Justin Moore, the Mavericks, Greg Bates, and Sunny Sweeney. Paul Malo, the lead singer of The Mavericks, will be performing the national anthem before the race.

The Band Perry will headline the pre-race show between 8:30 and 11 am EST. The race kicks off at 1 pm EST. The performances will take place on the infield stage inside Turn 2, near the IMS Hall of Fame Museum. Tickets are still available for the race at www.imstix.com.

The Band Perry Helps Nascar Announce Hero’s Race

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On Saturday, country music’s newest sweethearts, The Band Perry visited Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to join with NASCAR in announcing that the summer’s Sprint Cup Series will be named after an everyday American hero through a new partnership between Crown Royal Whisky, the IMS and BigMachineRecords.com. Under the official title, Crown Royal Presents the “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the race’s namesake. The race weekend will also feature performances by The Band Perry, Justin Moore, the Mavericks & Greg Bates.

The Band Perry had the privilege of announcing the five finalists who may win the opportunity to have the race named after them. They include veteran and philanthropist, Dale Beatty, ICU Nurse, Lindsey Marquez, Fire Lieutenant and EMT, Curtiss Shaver, Deputy Sheriff John Thomas & veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Brandon Veatch. The winner out of these lucky five will have their name on all race signage, apparel, TV broadcasts, as well as the opportunity to meet the country stars and attend the performances, wave the green flag to start the race and deliver the trophy to Victory Lane.

“There’s no track in the world like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I’m thrilled that we will return as a race sponsor in 2012 for the Crown Royal presents the ‘Your Hero’s Name Here’ 400 at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com!” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group. “We will again bring our most exciting artists to the stage for a great pre-race musical experience for the fans.”

“Once again the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is excited to offer a weekend full of great racing and great music,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and CEO Jeff Belskus. “Our fans are in for a real treat when some of the best names in the Big Machine Label Group combine with Crown Royal and some of the best names in racing to provide a great day of entertainment for our fans.”

If you’d like to cast a vote for one of these incredible finalists, you can visit Facebook.com/CrownRoyal and click the “Crown Your Hero” tab. The voting will run until June 28th.

If you’d like to attend the big race, tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased online at www.imstix.com, by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area, or by visiting the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday. Children 12 and under will receive free general admission to any IMS event in 2011 when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket holder.

Check out photos of the Band Perry at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway here:

Greg Bates Makes Opry Debut

Greg Bates.

Greg Bates‘ biggest dream came true last week, when he played the Grand Ole Opry for the first time in his career. Greg performed his single “Did It For The Girl” for the first time on the historic stage, a song that he co-wrote from his upcoming full-length album due out later this year. The single was the second-most added to country radio this week with 29 adds, behind only superstar Keith Urban.

“I have always dreamed of playing The Opry. Just to stand in that famous circle where so many legends before me have performed was an absolutely amazing experience,” said Bates. “Thank you, Pete for the incredible opportunity.”

The Opry crowd was full of Greg’s family and friends, who came out to support the Nashville native. As a thank you for the support, he dedicated his special song “Brothers” to his brother. Greg wrote the song about his brother.

His first single, “Did It For The Girl,” is available now. Check it out on iTunes here and let us know what you think about Big Machine’s newest artist. He’ll be releasing a full-length album later this year. His album was produced by Jimmy Ritchey. Greg plans to honor his musical heroes with the album, such as Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam and George Strait.

Check out the pictures below from Greg’s Opry debut:

Ronnie Dunn To Headline WQYK Fun N’ Sun Concert

Ronnie Dunn. photo credit: EB Media / Josepha Cheong

Radio station WQYK in Tampa Bay, Florida announced their lineup for their annual Fun N’ Sun Toyota Country Concert series, which is returning to Coachman Park on Sunday, April 22nd. Headlining the free concert is Ronnie Dunn, with two stages featuring acts like J.T. Hodges, THE FARM, Andy Gibson, Chris Cagle, Suite Caroline, Greg Bates, and Canaan Smith all day. Both Canaan and Greg will perform on the side stage at the event in an acoustic setting.

While the concert is free and open to the public, there are reserved seating tickets available for only $20 each to get fans closer to the main stage. WQYK will be giving away VIP passes and tickets to listeners leading up to the event. Reserved seating goes on-sale on Monday on ticketmaster.com.