Kramer to perform free concert prior to Dover NASCAR race

DOVER – Rising country music artist and actress Jana Kramer will perform a free concert at Dover International Speedway’s Victory Plaza prior to the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, May 15, track officials announced today.

Ms. Kramer’s show will begin at 10 a.m. Her most recent album “Thirty One” came out in 2015 and features the hit “I Got the Boy” and latest single “Said No One Ever.”

Country music singer and actress Jana Kramer will perform a free concert prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 6. (Submitted photo)

Country music singer and actress Jana Kramer will perform a free concert prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, May 6. (Submitted photo)

Her self-titled debut album was released in 2012 and included the popular track “Why Ya Wanna.”

Ms. Kramer, 32, first hit the spotlight as a cast member on The CW’s drama “One Tree Hill,” where she played actress Alex Dupree. She has also appeared on HBO’s “Entourage” and NBC’s “Friday Night Lights.”

A Rochester Hills, Mich., native, Ms. Kramer has opened for country music superstar Blake Shelton, was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year in 2015 and won the ACM Top New Female Artist honor in 2013.

She also appeared at last year’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway.

Also in Victory Plaza, on Saturday, May 14, country music artists Sam Grow and Tom Dixon will appear for free concerts prior to the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race.

Mr. Grow, recently named one of the “Top 20 Country Artists to Watch in 2016″ by the Huffington Post, is a Maryland native. His show will begin around 11 a.m.

His recent single “Is It You,” has received significant airplay across the country.

Opening for Mr. Grow will be Tom Dixon, a Nashville recording artist. Mr. Dixon has opened for acts such as Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, the Zac Brown Band and Billy Currington, among others.

His performance will begin around 9 a.m. and he will also sing the national anthem prior to the NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 14.

For tickets or more information, call (800) 441‐RACE or visit DoverSpeedway.com.

Reach features editor Craig Horleman at chorl@newszap.com

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