If there happened to be any Luke Bryan fans who weren’t already into NASCAR, they likely will be now. The superstar is set to headline the Feb. 23 pre-race concert at the Daytona 500 as the big kickoff to what’s known as the Great American Race.
It’s a big deal. Past performers have included Lenny Kravitz, the Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and even Bon Jovi. But we’ve already established that Bryan has ascended to the ranks of superstar like these artists.
Last year, Bryan’s Dirt Road Diaries tour sold out arenas and took arenas across the country by storm, and his Crash My Party album debuted at No. 1 on the country chart and sold more than 500,000 copies during its debut week. (It’s now sold more 1.5 million copies in the U.S., in case you were wondering.)
He co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards last year with Blake Shelton and will return in that post this year. And let’s not forget, he beat out his buddy Shelton last year to win his first ACM entertainer of the year award.
He’s arrived, for sure, as evidenced by including three stadium dates for his 2014 That’s My Kind of Night tour.
And fans will be cheering him on in Florida before the checkered flag drops at the race on Feb. 23. Fans can check out the action on the Fox network, Fox Deportes, MRN Radio, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
And if that isn’t close enough for you to see the singer shakin’ it, a special ticket package has been designed around Bryan. It includes a Daytona 500 grandstand ticket and VIP area access to his performance. For more information, fans can go online at the Daytona International Speedway’s official website .