Daytona 500 Winner Jamie McMurray Loves His Country
February 16, 2010
NASCAR Driver Jamie McMurray won what is regarded by many to be the most prestigious race of the year, the Daytona 500. While Jamie has visited Victory Lane before (3 times prior to Sunday, to be exact), he isn't among the most well-known of the drivers, and so it might come as a pleasant surprise to many that Jamie, who hails from Joplin, Missouri, considers himself a huge country music fan.
"I like the country songs that tell a story," Jamie says. "Most of them do. That's what so great about it, you can easily relate to it. No matter what it's about, you can put yourself in that situation." Jamie counts our Prez, Dierks Bentley, among his favorites, and "Long Trip Alone" as one of his favorite songs.
"The cool thing about them [country artists] is that they're somewhat like the cup drivers ... the NASCAR drivers ... they're just normal. Sometimes you meet people that are a little bit famous, and they're a little bit arrogant, and you meet a huge country singer or a NASCAR driver, and they're just pretty normal."
The DBCongress would like to extend a huge congratulations to Jamie for his big win, and also a thank you for being such a great ambassador for country music and Dierks!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)