Old Crow Medicine Show headlines Bristol Motor Speedway

2014OCMSBy Amanda Stravinsky

 

Hot off collecting their second Grammy, Old Crow Medicine Show will play the AutoTrader Pre-Race Concert for race fans during Food City 500 April 19 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.

The talented artists are best known for “Wagon Wheel,” a co-creation of sorts after a teenage Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show found a discarded song fragment off a Bob Dylan bootleg recording.

“Old Crow Medicine Show puts on one of the most electrifying performances I’ve ever seen,” said Jerry Caldwell, general manager for Bristol Motor Speedway. “I think they will ignite Bristol Motor Speedway’s passionate fans in a way that we’ve not seen in a long time.”

Old Crow Medicine Show’s latest album, “Remedy”, features the Tennessee state flag on the cover and won a Grammy at the 57th annual award show. “Remedy” marked the highest Billboard debut in the band’s 18-year career and was praised by the press. Old Crow Medicine Show also headlined their biggest tour ever and most recently was the subject of an extensive profile on CBS This Morning.

“We’re looking forward to playing our first concert at Bristol Motor Speedway and being in Bristol where country music was born,” said Ketch Secor. “I suspect it’s going to feel almost like a homecoming. I grew up in Virginia, lived in Boone, N.C. and now call Tennessee home. It will be great to see some old friends and meet new ones.”

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. The SuperPass also includes a Track Walk and track access for Bristol’s City 500 Driver Introductions.

 

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