Whiskey Myers' Cody Cannon to Perform NASCAR Pre-Race Concert This Sunday

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 3:15pm

Singer Cody Cannon of the country rock group Whiskey Myers will perform a virtual pre-race concert Sunday before the fourth eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, the Toyota Owners 150 presented by Toyota. Cannon will join NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott and NASCAR.com digital host Alex Weaver for the online event.

Whiskey Myers has released five studio albums since its debut in 2008, the most recent effort a 
self-titled record released in September 2019 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country and Active Rock charts, and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Cannon will perform two songs -- “Trailer We Call Home” and “Bury My Bones” -- and chat about the upcoming race at the virtual Richmond Raceway. The race, which is set to air at 1 p.m. ET on FOX/FS1 (subject to change) and the FOX Sports App, will feature some of NASCAR’s biggest names in short-track action.

Cannon joins the list of virtual pre-race acts since the Pro Invitational Series was conceived and developed in advance of the Dixie Vodka 150 at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22. Tim Dugger played a virtual pre-race show for that event, with Cole Swindell taking the reins last week and Justin Moore following suit for Bristol.

Fans can catch the virtual pre-race concert Sunday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NASCAR’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

About Whiskey Myers

Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played nearly 2,500 live shows since their emergence in 2007 and have sold out 95% of their headlining shows over the past two years to ever-increasing crowds. Their self-produced fifth studio album, WHISKEY MYERS, out now on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records, debuted atop the Country and Americana/Folk sales charts, at No. 2 on the Rock chart and No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The self-titled project follows their most recent album, Mud, which reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart with single “Stone” hitting Top 10 all genre. USA Today describes the band led by frontman Cody Cannon as “a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin,” with Rolling Stone noting “it’s the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot.” The band has also earned sync success with features in Seasons 1 & 2 of Paramount Network’s Kevin Costner hit show “Yellowstone” as well as the Renée Zellweger-led Netflix series “What/If.”