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Sam Hunt to Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert at IMS

IMS President Doug Boles made the announcement Tuesday morning on 97.1 HANK FM.

INDIANAPOLIS - Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum superstar Sam Hunt will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 26 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during Race Weekend for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.

"The Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil is the greatest race in the world, and the addition of Sam Hunt to our race weekend concert lineup will help to make IMS the concert capital of the world on Memorial Day weekend," IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. "Sam has emerged as one of the biggest superstars in country music with his chart-topping hits, and the Firestone Legends Day Concert will once again prove to be a great way to celebrate race weekend with one of hottest acts in music!"

Grammy Award nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star Hunt is one of music's most talked-about talents. Hunt's February 2017 single, "Body Like A Back Road," landed on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart as his highest-debuting single. It also premiered at No. 1 on iTunes charts. Since then, the single has smashed records, becoming the fastest country song to reach 100 million and 200 million streams. It has become an RIAA-certified triple platinum hit and spent a record-breaking 35 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The single also climbed pop and adult airplay charts, making it a crossover hit. Hunt consequently earned two 2018 Grammy nominations for "Body Like A Back Road" in both the "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Solo Performance" categories.

This spring, Hunt is curating and headlining his inaugural Nashional Music Festival, featuring a multi-genre lineup that spans country, hip-hop, rock and R&B. Held April 20-21 at Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the festival will feature Fetty Wap, Brothers Osborne, Judah & the Lion, Lanco and Kyle. Hunt also will join Luke Bryan's "What Makes You Country XL Tour," which kicks off May 31 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The tour will hit 13 other stadiums in the U.S. and Canada.


(PHOTO: Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

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