Monday, November 7, 2022

Musically Declined: Stock Car Racing’s Entertainers of the Year, Super Speedway Man/The Iceman’s Hot

Stock Car Racing and Country Music—two pillars of culture in the Southern United States.  And the two have mingled throughout the years.  So put on your racing shoes, make sure they match your cowboy hat, and settle in for a look back at some of Nascar’s biggest stars turned Nashville wannabes!

The Songs: Super Speedway Man by Hiett/Marshall & The Iceman’s Hot by Jay Marshall

The Stars: Ron Bouchard & Terry Labonte

The Clip: 

The Review: First we have a heavy use of banjo as Ron BOOO-shard rhapsodizes about Nascar’s biggest tracks.  Considering his lone Cup win came at Talladega (or “Talladeger” as he says here), that checks out.  Next we have the reigning champion echoing his way through a surprisingly-rocking beat.  Ain’t gonna lie—the music had me bopping my head.  Terry’s “till I reach the toooo-oooooopppp”, not so much.

The Verdict: Cheesy stuff from Ron, but Terry’s music slaps.