Dolly Parton is officially welcoming race fans to Music City, as she’s featured in a new promotional video for today’s NASCAR Ally 400 Sprint Cup Series race (which they’ve cleverly been referring to as Nashcar).
To be honest, I don’t really know how they got her, but I am HERE for it.
The video features shots from inside the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as footage from previous races this year with some of the sports most popular drivers, as Dolly talks a little bit about her own personal journey to Nashville and what it takes to make it there.
And if this doesn’t get ya fired up, I don’t know what will, as she said, in part:
“One of the things that kept driving me, you gotta get to Nashville, you gotta get to Nashville. ‘Cuz any stage in Nashville is a magical feeling, ‘cuz you know you’re standing on the stage where some of the greatest legends ever have stood.
You have to have a lot of faith in who you are, you have to have a lot of confidence in what you believe your gift is, and if you really are capable of thinking you can reach that dream, then you’ve got work it, you’ve to stay with it, you’ve got to be willing to sacrifice for it.
You really have to put those wings, and legs, and hands and fingers on your dream. Meaning you gotta get out there and do it. You got to make it happen, it ain’t just going to happen. Everybody wants to their best at what they think their gift is, and if you really have that burning desire, you feel like it’s your duty, it’s your job, to get out there and have it heard, have it seen.
I really think that’s what drives most people with a great talent, we burn with that desire to let people know we’ve got something that is magical. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Nashville!”
Consider my engine revved…
It’s fun to see two of my favorite things, country music and NASCAR, colliding today, and some of the driver’s even shared their favorite music and pump-up songs ahead of the big event this evening… and I have to say, they have pretty good taste.
The race is slated for 5pm on NBC, and will take place at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Make sure you take a minute to check out Dolly’s video: