Rodney Atkins to Honor Military Hero in Special NASCAR Concert
Rodney Atkins will continue his ongoing partnership with Crown Royal at the end of the month when he takes the stage at the NASCAR event in Richmond, Ill., where he will help salute those proudly serving in the U.S. military.
Atkins will honor United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Matthew Hansen in an hour-long concert prior to the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 presented by Crown Royal at the Richmond International Raceway on April 30.
Ticketholders 21 years of age or older will have the opportunity to view the concert on the front stretch of the track simply by visiting the white VIBE tent on the midway, adjacent to the Old Dominion Building, on the day of the show. In addition to the great seats, those fans will also score a Crown Royal T-shirt and a lanyard, providing them access to the stage area for the concert. Those who do not have on-track access will be allowed to watch the concert from the grandstand seating.
"I look forward to kicking off the race weekend in Richmond with a live performance to honor Matthew and Daniel Hansen and all military members who put their lives on the line every day so that we may enjoy freedom," Atkins says. "It’s an honor to have the opportunity to entertain race fans and have them join me in thanking our country’s heroes for their efforts here and overseas."
Atkins recently performed his song 'These Are My People' for the NASCAR community in the Daytona International Speedway Fanzone and unveiled Matthew Hansen as the grand prize winner of the annual Crown Royal "Your Name Here" 400 program. As Atkins began the song, he included the Hansen brothers’ names to unveil the winner, singing, "Matthew and Daniel Hansen on the radio."
Atkins' new single, 'Take a Back Road,' was released to radio last week. Click here to see our exclusive interview with the songwriters of the tune telling us the story behind how the song came about.