Also called “The Great American Music Fest at Daytona,” the Country 500 festival features the biggest stars in country music spread over three days and nights. Country 500 takes place at Daytona International Speedway, transforming racing’s greatest venue into a festival-goer’s dream.
On the Scene
Interview: MidlandAnia Hammar chats with Midland about Daytona Speedway, their latest release, line dancing vs the floss dance, and what to expect from a Midland show.
Interview: Randy HouserAnia Hammar chats with Randy Houser about new music nerves, his perfectionist process and debuting a new song “What Whiskey Does” at C500.
Interview: Clare BowenAnia Hammar sits down with Clare Bowen of Nashville fame and talks about working with her husband, finding “the one,” touring with Sugarland and spreading kindness.
Interview: James BarkerAnia Hammar talks with James Barker Band about the inspiration behind their latest hit, the difference between American and Canadian country fans, combining genres with bad joke telling, and their biggest musical influences.
Interview: Jimmie AllenAnia Hammar sits down with Jimmie Allen and talks about his first CMA’s experience, what it’s like to be at C500, making it in the music industry and his journey getting there.
Interview: Colt FordAnia Hammar sits down with Colt Ford and talks about being a Country 500 regular, being friends with NASCAR drivers, his new covers EP featuring Ed Sheeran’s “A Shape Of You” and Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy,” as well as patriotism and politics in music.
Interview: A Thousand HorsesAnia Hammar chats with A Thousand Horses about moving up to the C500 mainstage, influences behind “One Man Army,” the difference between tours and festivals, and which song on their new EP means the most to them.
Interview: Craig CampbellAnia Hammar sits down with Craig Campbell and talks about his latest singles, singing someone’s else song, and his EP, “See You Try.”
Interview: High ValleyAnia Hammar chats with High Valley about the Farmhouse Sessions EP, nervousness of releasing acoustic music, and tips for avoiding parental duties.