Country music icon Tanya Tucker will perform the National Anthem for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 6.
“We are excited to have Tanya Tucker perform our National Anthem for the Bojangles’ Southern 500,” track President Chip Wile said. “Tanya has been a mainstay in Nashville since the early 1970’s. Her rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner will be a can’t-miss for our great race fans.”
For four decades, Tucker’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence have made her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in country music. Her resume contains groundbreaking songs like Delta Dawn, What’s Your Mama’s Name and Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone). Her early hits also contained some kick-up-your-heels moments, like Texas (When I Die), San Antonio Stroll, and Here’s Some Love.
With a new album forthcoming, Tucker is set to remind listeners why artists like Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson have called her one of their biggest influences.
Tucker’s anthem performance adds yet another element to an already exciting 1970’s-style pre-race. She will join legendary rock band Grand Funk Railroad, which will perform a pre-race concert prior to the 66th running of the Bojangles’ Southern 500.
Fans have an opportunity to watch the Grand Funk Railroad concert from the front of the pre-race stage. In addition to the purchase of a Bojangles’ Southern 500 grandstand ticket, a pre-race access pass may be purchased for an additional $45. This pass will not only give fans stage front access for the concert, but will also include an up close view of the Sprint Cup Series drivers as they are introduced to the crowd.
Tickets are on sale now by calling 866-459-7223 or visiting www.DarlingtonRaceway.com.