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Big Machine Artists Danielle Bradbery, Payton Smith, Callista Clark To Perform Patriotic Pre-Race Songs during NASCAR Weekend Sept. 7-8 at IMS

Big Machine recording artists Danielle Bradbery, Payton Smith and Callista Clark will perform songs paying tribute to America during NASCAR pre-race ceremonies Sept. 7-8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Smith will lead the weekend with the national anthem before the Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race Saturday, Sept. 7, which begins at 3 p.m. live on NBCSN. On Sunday, Sept. 8, Bradbery will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” while Clark performs “God Bless America” ahead of the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line. The latter marks the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season and airs live on NBC at 2 p.m. (ET).

“Songs saluting America are an important and traditional part of the pre-race ceremonies at every race at the Speedway,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “We know our loyal fans will appreciate and enjoy the renditions by talented performers such as Danielle, Payton and Callista.”

Big Machine continues a deep commitment to the 26th annual NASCAR event weekend at IMS with these special appearances, following FGL Fest on Saturday, Sept. 7 at IMS. Global chart-toppers Florida Georgia Line headline the multi-year event with a lineup that includes Dan + Shay, Nelly, Mitchell Tenpenny, Blanco Brown, Canaan Smith and Payton Smith.

“The Big Machine proudly returns to Indy for our annual Big Machine Vodka 400 NASCAR race, loaded with the hottest talent to perform for music and racing fans,” said Big Machine President & CEO Scott Borchetta. “Florida Georgia Line are hotter than ever and have put together a festival lineup that is sure to have fans going crazy on Saturday. And then, on Sunday, it’s the big boys … fighting it out during the last race of the regular season and a final chance to make The Playoffs! Start me up …”

Visit to purchase tickets now and throughout the weekend for the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard Powered by Florida Georgia Line, Indiana 250, FGL Fest and the Driven2SaveLives BC39 Powered by NOS Energy Drink, and for more information on the event.

ABOUT DANIELLE BRADBERY: ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee and multi-faceted artist Bradbery has stepped into her own lane with sophomore album “I Don’t Believe We’ve Met,” out now on BMLG Records. As the title suggests, Bradbery reintroduced herself after taking time since her debut LP to focus on the writing process and, for the first time, infusing her own story into her songs – penning seven of the album’s 10 tracks. The lead single, “Sway,” perfectly infused her R&B, soul and country influences, while empowering follow-up anthem “Worth It” led to national TV performances of the emotional tune on NBC’s “TODAY” and “The Voice.” Bradbery most recently returned to the radio airwaves with “Goodbye Summer,” a fresh take on album cut “Hello Summer” with Thomas Rhett adding a male perspective to the seasonal story of love and heartbreak. Texas native Bradbery also has released her take on some of today’s most popular songs for her compilation “Yours Truly: 2018” – Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman,” Post Malone’s “Psycho” and Kacey Musgraves “Slow Burn.” Newly added to that list is the Oscar-winning tune from “A Star is Born,” Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” featuring Parker McCollum. Bradbery has been fine-tuning her unique sound since getting her start winning Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” and achieved multiple ACM nominations, as well as CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Visit for tour dates and updates.

ABOUT PAYTON SMITH: Smith is proof that working hard, taking risks and finding just a little luck really does pay off. When Houma, Louisiana, native Smith landed a slot on one of the smaller stages at CMA Fest in 2018, he decided to play as if he were headlining an arena, tearing through original songs all while delivering supercharged guitar solos. Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta happened to be walking by that afternoon and shortly thereafter offered him a record deal on the Big Machine Records imprint. Smith had every reason to celebrate: Since he first saw Keith Urban perform on the CMA Awards 14 years ago, he has dreamed of playing his own brand of country music, one influenced by 90s country and guitar rock. The 19-year-old is every bit as much a fan of Pearl Jam and John Mayer as he is Clint Black and George Strait – certain that his peers in the Spotify generation have equally varied musical tastes. Honoring the genre’s traditions while moving the sound forward, Smith co-wrote a new collection of music highlighting his gifts as a vocalist, songwriter and nimble, self-taught guitarist — he plays every guitar part on each track – just like his favorite slingers across the musical landscape. Smith has most recently shared the bill with Dwight Yoakam and Brad Paisley. Visit for tour dates and updates.

ABOUT CALLISTA CLARK: Clark is an emerging singer/songwriter out of Georgia whose musical influences include everyone from Aretha Franklin to Jennifer Nettles. She began performing at 8 years old and has built her musical repertoire ever since. Her immense vocal talent and undeniable presence as a performer first caught the attention of SB Projects in 2017 via Facebook, where she has accumulated over 75 million views on her page. Her soulful, country sound made her the perfect fit for a collaborative signing with Big Machine Label Group, signed in June 2019. Clark has co-written with some of country music’s most well-known songwriters, including Emily Weisband, Laura Veltz, Jonathan Singleton and Chris DeStefano. Follow Clark at

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