Country music star Darius Rucker will perform the national anthem before the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The three-time Grammy Award winner will follow the performance of "Back Home Again in Indiana" by Josh Kaufman and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.
"Darius has a unique set of skills as a musical artist and connects on a personal level with fans across the globe," said Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "We know he’ll deliver a performance befitting such a monumental day and help ensure this year’s pre-race, my own favorite time of the year, is an unforgettable experience."
Rucker won’t be the only country music performer at the track on race weekend. Blake Shelton is set to headline the Firestone Legends Day concert the day before the race.
"I’m honored to sing the national anthem at the Indianapolis 500 and to be invited to celebrate the milestone of the 100th Running," said Rucker.
The 100th running of the Indy 500 will take place May 29.