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Danny Griego & NHRA Champion John Force Meet Up At NHRA Finals
Music News Nashville – Jaimie Ward
New country artist, Danny Griego, on Amerimonte Records, met up with NHRA Champion John Force at this past weekend’s NHRA Championship Finals, in which Griego made a special live performance for the thousands of spectators in attendance on Saturday, November 9 during finals weekend.
Griego, whose writing credits include collaborations with Country Music Hall of Famers Hank Cochran, Red Lane and Max D. Barnes; and whom has performed with the Late Waylon Jennings, will be releasing his debut song, “The Coast Is Clear,” to radio in January. His full-length album, Cowboys, Outlaws & Border Town Dogs, will be released in 2014 (date TBD). Griego’s songs “I Think She Only Likes Me For My Willie” and “Feelin’ Like A Three-Legged Border Town Mexican Dog” are already on rotation on XM Sirius’ ‘Outlaw Country’ station and on ‘Willie’s Roadhouse.’
As the sponsor and co-owner of a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) pro-stock motorcycle team, he and his band of seasoned musicians are on a 2013-14 NHRA U.S. tour, performing at events throughout the Country. Griego’s band—comprised of CMA & ACM award winning bassist Kevin Grant, pedal steel guitarist Robby Turner, CMA nominated fiddler of the year Hank Singer, lead guitarist James Mitchel, and drummer Chris Wood—are true road warriors; supplementing their official tour with “Operation Thank You” shows at local military bases as ‘pick-up’ dates between larger cities.
John Force is one of the greatest success stories in American sports history, as the “winning-est” driver in the history of the NHRA. He just won his 16th Championship on October 27, and has been awarded more rounds, more races and more championships than anyone. He has won a tour event in 25 of the last 26 years, and has been a Top 10 finisher for 28 consecutive seasons.