The Hammer and Nigel Show
Jim Cornelison Interview: Performing at Indy 500 In 2018
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After receiving widespread praise for his rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana”, Jim Cornelison will be returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year to sing again at the Indy 500.
IMS President and friend of the show, Doug Boles released a statement earlier today.
"Jim perfectly captured the powerful emotion behind one of Race Day’s most iconic moments, and barely a day has gone by without a fan asking us to bring him back for next year’s race. We're happy he's returning to IMS and we're grateful to our friends with the Blackhawks' organization for working with us to make this happen."
Jim has been gracious enough to lend his legendary voice to the Hammer and Nigel Show for an interview today. We talk when he got the call asking if he wanted to perform at the Indy 500, what it was like performing and much more.
“I remember getting the call asking me, and they asked if it was something I’d be interested in and immediately I said ‘Absolutely’…. It was such a thrill to be a part of it. It’s a special day.”