Platinum-selling country star Billy Currington will co-headline a special concert presented by State Farm® at the inaugural ‘Quicken Loans Carrier Classic’ basketball game on Veterans Day this Friday November 11th, along with Five For Fighting. The event will take place on the flight deck of the Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, which is stationed in San Diego, CA, for a packed house of 7,000 spectators including President Barack Obama and a large number of men and women of our armed forces. The ‘Quicken Loans Carrier Classic’ is the season-opener college basketball match-up between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the Michigan State Spartans. ESPN will televise the game and concert beginning at 7pm EST (check local listings).

Billy is set to perform a few of his #1 hits, including “People Are Crazy,” “Let Me Down Easy,” and his current single climbing the charts “Like My Dog,” on Friday at the ‘Quicken Loans Carrier Classic.’ The game and concert will be broadcast live by Westwood One, Sirius XM Radio, and the AFN network. Along with President Obama, several distinguished VIPs are set to attend the event, including Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Read Admiral Denny Moynihan, the Navy’s chief spokesman, as well as several Senators and Congressmen from Michigan, North Carolina and California. The half-time show, sponsored by State Farm®, will feature a special hoop-shooting contest starring ex-L.A. Lakers and North Carolina alum James Worthy, Extra TV host Mario Lopez, actress Brooklyn Decker, and Michigan State alum Magic Johnson as referee. Also during half-time, State Farm® will present a donation of $111,120.11 to the Scholarships for Military Children Program. The amount commemorates the Veterans Day date of 11/11/2011.

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2 replies on “Billy Currington Set To Perform At The Season-Opener College Basketball Game; Performance To Air On ESPN”

  1. Yeah! Go Green! Go Spartans! Good Luck to Michigan State.

    Hope to see Billy singing.

  2. I don’t follow college basketball but I love Billy Currington. He is the best artist in country music today and I am so happy he was chosen to perform at this event.

    Go Billy!!

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