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GRAMMY®-nominated Country Artist Walker Hayes to Perform Saturday Night Concert at Talladega Superspeedway

Five-time ACM Awards nominee and Mobile, Alabama native will keep the festivities rolling during the GEICO 500 Race Weekend

TALLADEGA, Ala. (Feb. 28, 2024) – Talladega Superspeedway announced today that GRAMMY®-nominated country artist Walker Hayes will perform the Saturday Night Concert at Talladega Superspeedway during the GEICO 500 Race Weekend. The five-time ACM Awards nominee and Mobile, Alabama native will pump up the fans ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 on Sunday.

 

“Walker is the perfect choice for our Saturday Night Concert and will do an incredible job representing Alabama and Talladega Superspeedway during our spring race weekend,” said Talladega Superspeedway President Brian Crichton. “When you have an artist with an in-state connection come to perform for our fans, it’s going to be a special night and we know that Walker is going to put on an amazing show as part of all the festivities going on throughout the weekend.”

 

Hayes has been nominated for a GRAMMY® Award, five ACM Awards, a CMT Award, a CMA Award and six Billboard Music Awards. “Fancy Like,” “AA,” and “You Broke Up With Me” were three top ten country radio hits for Hayes and he’s accumulated over two billion artist streams to date. His most recent project New Money released on September 29, 2023, and includes the single “Good With Me.” The single has Hayes reflecting on how crazy life can get and trying to find the most even-handed way to take it one day at a time.

 

Most fans will recognize his smash hit single “Fancy Like” which released in June 2021 off the EP Country Stuff. The song topped every country sales and streaming chart, hit top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, was #1 at country radio, is 4x Platinum with over 550 million worldwide streams, and was the number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for over an astonishing six months. He surprised fans over the holiday season with “Fancy Like Christmas” – a re-imagining of the country hit.

 

Hayes just wrapped his headlining The Duck Buck Tour which was his second arena tour in two years after he closed out the Glad You’re Here tour last fall. He also co-wrote the book “Glad You’re Here” with his best friend Craig Allen Cooper which release on May 3, 2022. The book tells the story of Walker finding faith through Craig’s friendship and inspired the song “Craig.” “Be A Craig Fund” was set up based off the single and it’s a way to pay it forward and make the path easier for struggling families.

“Getting to play my home state of Alabama is always a treat but getting to play Talladega Superspeedway makes the occasion extra special,” said Hayes. “Nothing says country quite like NASCAR and I have a feeling this crowd is going to bring the energy. Me, my band, and my family are so looking forward to this one. See all y’all in April!!!”

The spring race weekend action at Talladega kicks off on Saturday, April 20, with a doubleheader featuring the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 200 at 12:30 p.m. ET and continues at 4:00 p.m. ET with the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ag-Pro 300. On Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series stars will duke it out during the GEICO 500 to close out the weekend at 3:00 p.m. ET.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets to the GEICO 500 race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, please visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

Fans are also encouraged to keep up with all the happenings at Talladega Superspeedway by following along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as in the NASCAR Tracks App for the latest speedway news.

 

About Talladega Superspeedway 
Talladega Superspeedway is the most competitive racetrack on the NASCAR schedule (record 88 lead changes in 188 laps), the highest-banked (33 degrees) and the longest (2.66 miles), as well as the most fun and fan-friendly. Three-and four-wide racing at 200 mph are a norm at Talladega Superspeedway, along with nail-biting, photo finishes. For information, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

About NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 14 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Canada Series, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in five cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 11 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.

 

For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, X and Snapchat.

 

About Walker Hayes

Monument Records recording artist Walker Hayes is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Alabama. In 2021, his smash hit “Fancy Like” topped every country music sales and streaming chart, spent more than six months at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, hit the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs, hit No. 1 at country radio, and gave Hayes his first GRAMMY Award nomination as an artist for Best Country Song. The song was also featured in a nationwide Applebee’s commercial. That track, as well as follow up single’s “AA,” “Y’all Life,” and “Good With Me” have made Hayes one of the top selling and streamed artists in country music.

 

Hayes has performed his music, including the Double-Platinum RIAA certified hit “You Broke Up With Me,” to national audiences on Good Morning America, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and TODAY, and he was profiled for CBS Sunday Morning.

 

Hayes just wrapped his headlining arena tour, The Duck Buck Tour, his second arena tour in in two years, after he closed out the Glad You’re Here tour last fall. A tour which is the same title as the book he released with his best friend, Craig Allen Cooper, detailing his journey to finding Christ.