Oak Ridge Boys to perform National Anthem before Southern 500

Photo courtesy Darlington Raceway

If you’re going to the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sept. 3, make sure you’re in a singing mood.

Not only will Poison front man Bret Michaels perform a pre-race concert, legendary Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys will sing the National Anthem before the NASCAR Cup race begins.

The multi-platinum recording artists have been together for more than four decades and had a number of hits during the 1985-89 era that the track will be celebrating with its third annual throwback race.

“We’ve performed the anthem at many major sporting events over the years, and this performance will rank right up there as one of the highlights,” Oak Ridge Boy Joe Bonsall said in a media release. “Darlington Raceway is a legendary track in NASCAR and we’re excited to be part of their throwback weekend.”

Oh yes, and let’s not forget who the Oak Ridge Boys – Bonsall, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and William Lee Golden – will be cheering for during the race.

Said Bonsall, “We are also stoked about seeing Dale Earnhardt Jr. in one of his last races. We all love #88.”

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