Kentucky Speedway Entertainment

Singer Niemann to take stage prior to Quaker State 400

The country music star debuted his
fourth album last year

SPARTA, Ky. (July 2015) – Country music star Jerrod Niemann will entertain race fans with a special performance on Kentucky Speedway’s infield Kroger Concert Stage prior to the July 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts.

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Jerrod Niemann’s latest hit is “Drink to That All Night.”

He will perform at 5:15 p.m. Saturday on the Kroger Fan Zone infield stage, just prior to the Quaker State 400.
The singer-songwriter’s fourth album, “High Noon,” made its debut last year and provides listeners with a blend of country, pop and rock mixed with a bit of electronic beats.
“My biggest obstacle was to make sure this sounded different from everything else out there right now,” Niemann said.
“So ‘High Noon’ means go out there and go for it. Get your game face on, walk 10 steps, and pull the trigger. It’s the next step into facing the future,” he said.
His smash single from his latest album, “Drink to That All Night,” earned Recording Industry Association of America Gold-certified and rose to No. 6 on the Billboard Country Music Charts. It was followed-up by the second single “Donkey.”
Niemann, who is influenced by Lefty Frizzell, George Strait, Randy Travis, and Keith Whitley, will share his unique mix of music on the Kroger pre-race stage at the NSCS
The Kansas-born artist caught the attention of Nashville and country music in 2010 with his chart-topping album “Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury” with Sea Gayle Records-Artista Nashville records. The album produced the Number One Smash RIAA-certified Platinum digital single “Lover, Lover,” followed it up with Top 5 and RIAA-certified Gold single “What Do You Want.”
His second album, “Free the Music,” includes a multitude of style that ranges from the popular, funky up-beat Top 15 single “Shinin’ On Me” written with country star Lee Brice then to the slow ballad “Only God Could Love You More” that displays his talented voice.
“Some people sound the same on every song, but I like to be a chameleon, like an actor in a role. For “Only God Can Love You More,” we didn’t put any harmonies on it and used my original tracking vocal. “Lover, Lover” had a bunch of harmony parts so I thought it’d be interesting to have zero here, especially with French horns and the other orchestral things we have going on, he says. “Some songs just work better with one vocal.”
Since then, Niemann has written with fellow country artists Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Jamey Johnson along with touring alongside Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley.
The NSCS Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts highlights a three-race NASCAR weekend that begins Thursday, July 9, with the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 and a 300-mile XFINITY Series race Friday, July 10.
Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race tickets are as low as $59.
Fans can enjoy stage-side and trackside views of the show by adding a daily Kroger Fan Zone pass to ticket orders. Passes also provide pit road access at designated times, the opportunity to view NASCAR inspections from the Fan Zone along with enjoying activities and concessions in an area near pit road and surrounding Victory Lane.
Tickets, Kroger Fan Zone passes and campsites are on sale at www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by calling (859) 578-2300 or visiting our speedway ticket offices at 1 Speedway Dr., Sparta, Ky., just off Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N.

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