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FORT WORTH, Texas (October 6, 2015) – Landon Nolty, a seven-year-old from Aledo, and Luke Wade, a Dublin, Texas native who was a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, will perform the National Anthem for two of the NASCAR races during the AAA Texas 500 tripleheader set for Nov. 5-8 at Texas Motor Speedway. 

Nolty will sing the National Anthem for the Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino & Resort 350 on Friday, Nov. 6, and Wade will have the honor for the XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 7. The National Anthem singer for the Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 8, will be announced next week.

>Nolty has only been performing a little over a year as the youth has been singing the National Anthem at local high school events in the Fort Worth area. He began his singing career while recovering from Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, which causes restricted blood flow to the hip area and restricted him from participating in sports and other physical activities. His parents helped him seek different endeavors while he was healing and that led him to discover his love for singing. He started taking voice and piano lessons at Creative Soul in Aledo, where they discovered he possessed a perfect pitch. His National Anthem performance will be the 10th of his young, aspiring career. 

Wade earned national acclaim from his success last year on the The Voice, where he finished among the top five competitors under celebrity mentor Pharrell Williams. He taught Wade to “over feel” rather than overthink his music and he went on to win his next six rounds on the show using that advice. The talent he exhibited on The Voice led to featured performances on such shows as The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Entertainment Tonight.

Luke Wade 29Following that success, he launched a 100-city tour featuring his signature cover song “Try a Little Tenderness” and his audition song, “That’s How Love is.” Backed by his band “No Civilians,” Wade is taking his original music on the road and promoting his two full-length albums, “Tomorrow’s Ghosts” and “The River.” 

Wade also is active in the Fort Worth community for special causes, including being honored earlier this year by the Fort Worth Business Press as “Healthcare Volunteer Hero of the Year” for his work at Cook Children’s Medical Center. He also chosen by the TCU Frogs for the Cure benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation to record a song and music video for their 2015-16 fundraising campaign. Wade recorded the iconic 1960s song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” with Mia Z from Season 8 of The Voice. The single released Sept. 1 on iTunes and the video will debut later this month to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 


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The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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