Tyler to sing national anthem at Kansas Speedway May 12

Michael Tyler

For Mother’s Day weekend races at the Kansas Speedway, country music artist Michael Tyler, whose hits include “Hey Mama,” will sing the national anthem on Saturday night, May 12.

The singer and songwriter from Thayer, Missouri, is one of the best new artists in country music, with a debut album, “317,” on Reviver Records featuring songs such as “They Can’t See” about small-town memories and lifelong love.

The 24-year-old Tyler connected with Michael Knox, Jason Aldean’s producer, when Tyler was 13. Tyler co-wrote the hit, “Somewhere On a Beach,” with Dierks Bentley. He and Jason Aldean co-wrote four songs, including two on his new album.

Touring with Canaan Smith and LoCash, Tyler also has opened for Darius Rucker and Billy Currington.

Tickets for the May 12 Kansas Speedway race are available by calling 866-460-7223, by visiting www.kansasspeedway.com or from the Kansas Speedway ticket office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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