Florida Georgia Line to Play Brian Kelley’s Hometown at Daytona 500
It’s exciting enough to play the Daytona 500 pre-show concert, but when it’s your hometown? It’s surreal. Florida Georgia Line have been selected to play the famed NASCAR event in Daytona Beach, Fla., which is coincidentally where group member Brian Kelley spent much of his formative years.
"It's a dream come true to play in the city where I was born, went to high school in and now have the honor of being a part of one of my family’s favorite sporting events, the Daytona 500,“ Kelley shares in a news release about the event. “Performing at the 500 feels full circle to me as I grew up working the 500 as a fundraiser for our baseball team and was in awe then and still am.”
Kelley grew up in the neighboring town of Ormond Beach, and attended Daytona State College. His father, Ed Kelley, has been mayor of Ormond Beach since 2010.
The 58th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will take place Feb. 21, and VIP tickets to the event go on sale Sept. 28.
“We're extremely thankful for the opportunity to be part of such a huge day for NASCAR and our fans. We can’t wait to bring the biggest party the Daytona 500 has ever seen,” says Kelley's bandmate, Tyler Hubbard.
The duo are on the road through Oct. 17 with Luke Bryan’s Kick the Dust Up tour and have achieved two Gold certifications, for their singles “Sippin’ on Fire” and “Sun Daze,” not to mention the Double Platinum certification for “Dirt,” off their most recent record, Anything Goes.
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