Big Machine Records was part of a second Indianapolis 500 championship on Sunday (5/27) thanks to its sponsorship of driver Dario Franchitti, who raced into Victory Lane for the third time in his career. The race aired nationally on ABC and is the second most watched sporting event in the United States. The win comes one year after Big Machine Records sponsored the late Dan Wheldon’s winning car at the 2011 Indianapolis 500. BMLG also provided fans with pre-race entertainment and distributed over 250,000 white Big Machine Records-branded sunglasses to honor Wheldon. Martina McBride kicked off the racing event by performing the national anthem.
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Warner Music Nashville kicked off its 3rd Pickin On The Patio season with new talent, Charlie Worsham. The event, held on the WMN Patio the fourth Thursday of each month, was the first in a six-show series now running through October. Worsham, who recently signed to WMN, is currently working on his debut album with Arthur Buenahora.