Talladega Superspeedway Lines Up Riley Green For Saturday Night Infield Concert | News

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TALLADEGA — Local country music star Riley Green is set to headline the traditional Saturday night concert on the Talladega Superspeedway grounds on April 23, during the GEICO 500 weekend.

This will be the second time he’s performed at the Saturday night concert for Green, who is a Jacksonville native and played football at Jacksonville State.

According to a press release on the announcement, admission to the concert is free for all on-court guests and for anyone who purchases a ticket to the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series event on April 24. To view all weekend admission opportunities, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

“Playing at Talladega Superspeedway in 2019 was a dream come true for me,” Green said in the statement. stay for the race on Sunday. Some of my favorite childhood memories were watching Dale Earnhardt Sr. with my grandfather on Sunday afternoons. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to come back and play in this iconic place.

Raised on the sounds of traditional country music, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel, Green learned the spirit of songwriting and performance at a young age while spending time with his grandfather, Bufford Green, who led the Golden Saw Music Hall. Riley shared the stage with him and other men of his generation, laying the groundwork for the songs he would create in years to come.

His first full album “Different ‘Round Here” was released in 2019 via BMLG Records and produced the Platinum-certified #1 hit “There Was This Girl” and the Platinum-certified single “I Wish Grandpa’s Never Died”, in which he shares posthumous co-writing credits alongside both of his grandfathers. Emphasizing his Southern roots and relatability, he co-wrote each track offering a perspective that Rolling Stone describes as “90s country drinking in the air during an Alabama vs. Auburn tailgate.” Green was named ACM’s 2020 New Male Artist of the Year.

The Saturday Night Infield Concert festivities, located at the intersection of Eastaboga and Talladega Boulevards, are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Central. The show kicks off after a racing doubleheader, featuring the General Tire 200 (noon) for the ARCA Menards Series and the Ag-Pro 300 (3 p.m.) for the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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