Move over Marty Robbins, there’s a new crew of guitar heros and singing sensations in NASCAR town. NASCAR’s young guns roll from the racetrack to the recording studio to lay down funky tracks, country songs and even some four-part barbershop harmonies. While most NASCAR drivers’ musical efforts can only be described as train wrecks, a new group is tearing up the charts.
As the Chase heats up, so will the Billboard 100 as these albums hit the charts this fall.
Brad Keselowski – Love Songs
NASCAR’s "bad boy" has a soft, sensitive side. On his debut release, Brad waxes poetic on love, life and the Sprint Cup. From the ballad "I Want to Drive my Car into Your Heart" to the sexy RnB grooves of "Firing On All of Your Cylinders," Keselowski romances the microphone. With catchy riffs and creative rhymes, the only drawback to his freshman effort are the copious name drops of sponsor Roger Penskie.
Hendrick Barbershop Quartet – Four Wheels and a Song
Sweet Adeline never sounded so good. This quartet has quietly recorded four stellar albums of vocal jazz and traditional barbershop standards. This album hopes to eclipse the success of their last release, "Pit Stop, Drop and Roll." The group was formed after owner Rick Hendrick wanted more team unity. The four drivers quickly realized they all shared a passion for four-part harmony and the group was born. Dale Jr. excels as the group’s soft-spoken lead tenor (and resident heartthrob).
Kyle Busch – Nashville Calling
On "Nashville Calling", Kyle lights up the stereo with the summer’s new anthem "Rowdy as I Wanna Be," "Hit From Behind" and his country ballad, "Right Race, Wrong Track." Most of the public know Kyle Busch for his on-track antics, but few know his off-track aspirations to be the first person to ever win the Sprint Cup and a Grammy in the same year. Shrub Busch will surprise many in the garage with his debut effort.
Jeff, Kevin & Clint – The Homestretch
The most hotly anticipated release of the fall is Jeff, Kevin & Clint’s "The Homestretch." Critics have eagerly anticipated the release of the group’s first album. The men of RCR blend traditional Latin rhythms with 80s New Wave for a fresh, original sound. The trio collaborated on each song, taking turns singing lead vocals. Kevin Harvick channeled Jimmy Buffet for the first single, "Dude, Just En-chill-ada." While Clint Bowyer gets down and dirty on "Dirty Track Justice." Burton is content to draft off his teammates until the album’s epic final track, "Hit Me Like a Bur-Ton of Bricks." This album is a must have for any racing fan.