Blake Shelton, three-time GRAMMY nominee, CMA’s  reigning Male Vocalist of the Year and a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform a pre-race concert for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, May 19, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.


Presented by Target, the concert will take place in the infield between Turns 1 and 2. Admission to the show is free with the purchase of a ticket to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.  

“I cannot wait to help kick-off one of the biggest all-star events in pro sports, the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway,” said Shelton. “We’re going to party!”

Fans can purchase a special Golden Ticket upgrade for just $20 to secure a prime location with special access to a reserved area directly in front of the stage. Charlotte Motor Speedway Season Ticket holders will have first opportunity to purchase the upgrade before it opens to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at noon. Approximately 2,000 Golden Tickets are available and can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). 

Shelton came on the music scene in 2001 when he released his debut single “Austin.” The song quickly rose to the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Music chart. Since then the Oklahoma native has gone on to record nine more number one hits including “Ol’ Red,” “The Baby,” “All About Tonight,” “Honey Bee” and his most recent, “God Gave Me You.” His newest single “Drink On It,” the third release off of his sixth studio album “Red River Blue,” is already a top 20 hit.

In addition to winning back-to-back honors as CMA Awards’ Male Vocalist of the Year, Shelton was named Favorite Country Male Artist by the American Music Awards, and is currently nominated for three GRAMMY Awards; Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album. 

Shelton is currently on his sold-out “Well Lit & Amplified 2012” tour, running through March. He can also be seen on NBC’s hit show “The Voice” as a musician coach, alongside fellow stars Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.  

In February, Shelton will perform a duet of “America the Beautiful” with his wife, GRAMMY award-winning artist, Miranda Lambert, at Super Bowl XLVI.

Frontstretch tickets with the best views of pit road and the world’s largest HDTV start at just $49 for the May 19 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and $69 for the Coca-Cola 600 on May 27. Tickets can be purchased by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. 

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