Last night (October 9) was just the start of a weekend full of amazing NASCAR festivities in Charlotte and what better way to jump start racing weekend than to have Little Big Town help Kasey Kahne unveil his brand new No 5 Time Warner Cable Chevy! Of course, that wasn’t the sweetest moment of the night.
Just prior to driving the brand new racecar onto the floor of Hendrick Motorsports, Little Big Town helped unveil a life size replica of Kasey Kahne’s famous No 5 car, baked and decorated by Ace Of Cakes star Duff Goldman! The cake took about three weeks to bake and construct, weighing in at an astounding 1,100 pounds. Complete with its own ‘burning rubber’ smoke from a well placed fog machine, the cake easily could be mistaken for the real thing.
“We’ve been a band for 13 years so this is pretty dang sweet,” Kimberly Schlapman admitted in a playful tone about the success of Tornado. While the band was quiet during the two years between album releases, they’re touched that fans are still on their side and buying their records.
“It feels fantastic. The new single [Tornado] came out and it’s already doing so well,” Karen Fairchild interjects, happily. While their first single “Pontoon” is already a platinum selling single, there’s no doubt “Tornado” is well on its way. With constant promoting and touring since its release, the band is even more excited to take some time off over the holidays. ”We’re gonna rest, finally. We’re gonna stop on the 16th of December then we’re gonna chill out for a month.”
And it’s definitely a well deserved rest after the major success of their sophomore album! Little Big Town continue their tour through the end of October before going on a holiday show tour.
Kasey Kahne’s brand new No 5 Time Warner Cable car will make its debut this weekend at the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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