Montomgery Gentry Pre-Race Concert
Montgomery Gentry, the Country Music Association's 2000 Duo of the Year, will bring its hard-charging music to NASCAR as part of the UAW-GM Quality 500 pre-race show, Saturday night, Oct. 15, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Montgomery Gentry will perform a one-hour concert presented by Miller Lite on the frontstretch of the famed 1.5-mile superspeedway. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the concert is tentatively scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The performance is free with the purchase of a ticket to the UAW-GM Quality 500, the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.
Since the release of their 1999 platinum-selling first album, "Tattoos & Scars," the Kentucky born-and-bred duo of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry has sold more than four million units and made numerous national television appearances on programs such as Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood and the CBS Early Show.
The appeal of the rowdy, fun-loving and spontaneous pair is simple: what you see is what you get.
"We admire the way it used to be done," said Montgomery, "with songs that say, 'This is the way people live. This is the way I live my life. Here it is, and you can take it or leave it.' Good or bad, our approach and our music are real."
The duo's latest album, "You Do Your Thing," is approaching platinum status and features the hit singles, "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Gone" and the current chart topper, "Something To Be Proud Of." The Columbia Records artists have recorded ten top-10 singles and performed before more than five million fans. Their greatest hits album, "Something To Be Proud Of: Montgomery Gentry 1999 - 2005" is slated for a Nov. 1 release. The album boosts 12 of Montgomery Gentry's consummate hits, plus one new track.
Tickets for the Oct. 15 UAW-GM Quality 500, which includes the Montgomery Gentry concert, start at just $29 and are available by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online here.