Kaitlyn Baker to Perform at Food City Race Night in Knoxville and Bristol this Month

Kaitlyn Baker to Perform at Food City Race Night in Knoxville and Bristol this Month

Rising Nashville recording artist Kaitlyn Baker will help rev up NASCAR fans with performances at Food City Race Night events in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, August 20, and in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, on Thursday, August 21st.

Food City Race Night is held several times each year and features live music, food and appearances by NASCAR drivers and other special guests. The events, sponsored by Food City Supermarkets, are among the largest of their kind, in conjunction with races at any NASCAR venue.

The Knoxville rally, which will take place at the Knoxville Expo Center, is scheduled from 4:00-8:30 p.m., and will include appearances by ESPN's Dr. Jerry Punch, WATE-TV's Jillian Mahen and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Trevor Bayne. Also joining the celebration will be two Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army First Lt. James A. Taylor and retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Sammy L. Davis, who was the inspiration behind "Forrest Gump." Music will be provided by Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain, with Kaitlyn Baker and her band performing from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Bristol rally on August 21st will take place along Downtown State Street, and will include appearances by NASCAR President Mike Helton, legendary former NASCAR driver Richard Petty and drivers Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick, among others. U.S. Army First Lt. James L. Taylor and U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Sammy L. Davis will appear again, along with fellow Medal of Honor recipients U.S. Army First Lt. Harold A. Fritz and U.S. Army Cpl. Ronald E. Rosser, as well as Alpine skier, U.S. Army veteran and double-leg amputee Heath Calhoun. Kaitlyn Baker will perform from 3:00-3:45, followed by five-time GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent & The Rage.

"I'm a huge NASCAR fan and I love Rhonda Vincent, so I'm really excited that Food City invited me to get involved," Baker said. "I'm especially looking forward to meeting the veterans and, of course, some of the NASCAR drivers."

Baker, who is signed to Silvercreek Records, has an album coming out this fall. Her debut single, "Burn," was recently released to radio stations nationwide. The native of Pound, Virginia, has been performing professionally since the age of 7.

Tickets to each Food City Race Night are $5 at Food City stores, or $6 at the gate. Admission is free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit www.FoodCity.com. For information about Kaitlyn Baker, visit www.KaitlynBaker.com.