The school announced Tuesday that Montgomery Gentry will headline UK’s fifth pregame concert. The duo, which features Kentucky natives Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will take the stage next to the Glenn Infiniti of Lexington Green Lot adjacent to Gate 1 of The New Commonwealth Stadium at 4 p.m.
The school also announced that Marlana VanHoose will sing the national anthem. VanHoose is a 19-year-old Kentucky native who suffers from cerebral palsy, but has an incredible voice that has carried her from singing at UK women’s basketball games to performing at the MLB Home Run Derby and the NBA Finals.
Montgomery Gentry, which has had five singles reach No. 1 on Billboard’s country-music charts, will also play an encore following the Cat Walk at 4:45 p.m.
Speaking of, Dee Jay Silver will be supplying the music for the Cat Walk as fans greet UK players entering the stadium before the big game. Dee Jay Silver has been a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for more than 10 years, having played in premier venues in many major markets in the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Needless to say, UK is going all-in for this game. They also confirmed today that the game is already a sellout, a great sign that the atmosphere will be as electric as it's ever been when the Tigers roll into town.