Bristol Motor Speedway announced today that Grammy® award-winning singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles will take part in the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol.
First recognized for her vocals in the hit duo Sugarland, and now known for a highly successful solo career, Nettles will sing the National Anthem just prior to kickoff. The game is scheduled to air on ABC’s Saturday Night Football beginning at 8:00P ET on Saturday, September 10.
“The spectrum of talent on grounds for this event is just amazing,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. “This is a huge celebration of American culture – football, music, tailgating and fun – and to have Jennifer Nettles join us for this event just puts a great capstone on the pre-game ceremonies.”
The past year has been a busy one for Nettles, who embarked on her headline Playing With Fire Tour in 2015. The tour visited more than 20 cities in support of her second solo studio album, PLAYING WITH FIRE, which dropped in May 2016 on Big Machine Records. Nettles continued to rule the road as part of CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country Tour, visiting more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Her accolades include five ASCAP awards for her songwriting talent, plus a Grammy® Award, ACM Award, and CMA Award for the emotionally charged hit, “Stay,” which hit #1 and was certified Platinum.