Currington plays Southern 500
Thursday, May 7, 2009
– Billy Currington will sing the National Anthem at the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. Saturday. He will also play a pre-race concert.
'I've always been a big NASCAR fan so being able to perform at one of the greatest tracks on the circuit is going to be really great," said Currington. "I remember watching the Southern 500 growing up as a kid. Being able to be a part of that this year in 2009 is something I will remember for the rest of my life."
"We are very excited to have Billy Currington at Darlington for the Southern 500," said Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning. "His pre-race concert will certainly add to the pageantry of the Southern 500, and I know it is something our fans will all enjoy."
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