There’s a stampede coming to Bristol Motor Speedway as country and Southern rock group A Thousand Horsesheadlines the pre-race concert for the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 15.
A Thousand Horses, whose sound is unique mix of muscular country, drawling rock, high gospel harmony, low-country blue and old school soul, will perform Sunday, April 15 on the backstretch prior to the 1:20 p.m. revamped driver introductions, where fans are now invited to vote on driver songs.
“The sounds of Southern rock and country echo deep through the heart of East Tennessee,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, a facility entrenched in a city known as the “Birthplace of Country Music”. “A Thousand Horses are cut from the same cloth as legendary acts Lynard Skynard and the Allman Brothers Band and are a natural fit to perform at the Food City 500.”
A Thousand Horses’ debut album, Southernality, spawned their first No. 1 hit, “Smoke”. The single was so successful, making the quartet the first country group to chart a Number One debut single since the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried” in 2008 as well as setting the record for the highest debut by a new act when it opened at No. 28 on the Country Aircheck radio chart. The group is currently touring with renowned entertainer Kid Rock.
“We can’t wait to get out to Bristol to kick off the Food City 500 at such a legendary Speedway,” said Michael Hobby of A Thousand Horses. “This will be our first time to attend a race at Bristol and we can’t wait to rock!”
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 A Thousand Horses. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol’s wildly popular Food City 500 Driver Introductions, which now include a new fan voting element.
Tickets for the Food City 500 weekend are still available. Weekend packages start at just $89 for adults and $10 for kids (12-and-under). For more information, visit www.BristolTix.com or call 423-BRISTOL.