Wow Wow Wow Wow. Daytona International Speedway, one of the most iconic motorsports venues, hosted the inaugural Country 500 music festival over this Memorial Day Weekend. I had the pleasure of going on day 2, and it certainly was HOT but the music was so great! Some of the highlights for sure were The Cadillac Three (above) were amazing! My friend was their record rep so I had the chance to bring a couple of friends up front and then back to meet these guys!
One of the people I was most excited to see was Chris Stapleton, I love him...but I must say his stage presence was most not magnanimous! But he still slayed on my favorite song, I pulled it off my Instagram (you may have to click on it, to kick it off):
I realized in a state of hot claustrophobia, there is a reason why I don't go to festivals as a civilian and how very lucky I have been over the years to be in the radio business. When it was time for Willie Nelson, we stayed in the far back, it was awesome. At 83, he still has it!
Don't tell his dad but I did not stay for Florida Georgia Line, I was beat! However, I woke up to a state of utter glee: glorious unpaid PR for my client Ed Kelley who is running for Volusia County Chair. Oh baby! I was squealing!!! Way to promote to 25,000 of our closest friends!!
Can't be happier for Daytona International Speedway for this turnout and execution! Short of the $85 beers and putting on Kid Rock and Willie at the same time, everyone had a blast and we pushed a lot of goodness into our economy!
Speaking of Daytona International Speedway I've been selected to participate in the Daytona Instameet next weekend, an initiative for Visit FL, super excited about that!