Multi-platinum country recording artist John Michael Montgomery will sing the national anthem for the March 20 Golden Corral 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, capping off a heart-swelling military demonstration scheduled for pre-race by the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The U.S. Special Operations Command is back for the second straight year with participants from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force. Leading the special operations demonstration will be Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Race fans will be treated to a demonstration by special operations forces that will be capped off with the scheduled arrival of the race¿s official pace car inside an MH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).
In addition to the Chinook helicopter, other aircraft scheduled to be included in the demonstration include the MH-60 Black Hawk and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters and an MC-130 Combat Talon aircraft.
Following this dramatic pre-race demonstration, Montgomery will take the stage for the singing of our national anthem.
Montgomery, known most recently for his hit "Letters From Home," a song about letters to a soldier at war from his family back home, has been known primarily for his romantic ballads. Songs like "I Love the Way You Love Me" and "I Swear", peppered with up-tempo hits such as "Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)", have established Montgomery as a bona fide star.
Also on his list of achievements, Montgomery has earned several music awards over the years, including a 1994 CMA Horizon Award, 1994 CMA Single of the Year Award, and a 1995 Billboard Music Award.
Montgomery¿s performance will be capped off by a flyover from the B-1 Bomber.
Don¿t miss a second of this exciting pre-race show. Great seats are still available for the Golden Corral 500 starting at just $30. For more information call the Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX (877-926-7849) or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.