Darryl Worley, Chris Young to Perform at 2010 Bassmaster Classic

Category: press release

 Jan 21st, 2010 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jan 21st, 2010 at 12:00 AM

To usher in the daily festivities at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 19-21 on Lay Lake out of Birmingham, Ala., country music sensations Darryl Worley and Chris Young will perform live, free concerts at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center during the super bowl of bass fishing.  Worley will be featured Friday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m. CT while Young will preview the Classic weigh-in on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. CT.

Darryl Worley(Photo Courtesy of BASS)

Throughout his impressive career in the music business, Worley has scored numerous award nominations and has had countless hits from his stellar albums, which have sold more than two million copies worldwide.  Worley’s 17 hit singles including “A Good Day To Run,” “When You Need My Love,” and chart-toppers “I Miss My Friend,” “Have You Forgotten” and “Awful, Beautiful Life,”

This past summer, Worley released his sixth studio album, Sounds Like Life. He wrote eight of the 11 tunes on the album. “Sounds Like Life To Me” quickly soared up the country singles chart landing Worley yet another Top 10 song.

“I’m really looking forward to hanging out with some serious fishermen at the Bassmaster Classic,” said Worley.  “Although we weren’t after the big bass, I use to make my living as a commercial fisherman.  I think the Classic fans will be able to relate to my music just like I can relate to their love of the sport. I’m excited about the event and I just know it’s going to be a good time.”

While Worley is a country-music veteran, Young is quickly distinguishing himself as a newcomer who honors country music’s best traditions in addition to adding a fresh, new chapter to the genre’s legacy. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young’s sophomore project, The Man I Want to Be – featuring his current smash single, “Gettin’ You Home” – is  an album that showcases a new traditionalist poised to take his place among his musical heroes.

It’s that combination of youthful enthusiasm and seasoned musicianship that has earned Young both the respect of his elders and the devotion of country fans. His self-titled RCA Nashville debut project made him country’s best-selling new male artist of 2006 and earned him a nod in the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist category.

Pairing successful musical acts with Bassmaster Classic weigh-ins has proven to be a hit with fishing fans, especially when the festivities remain free.  At the 2009 Bassmaster Classic in Shreveport-Bossier City, La., and 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series Postseason in Montgomery, Ala., The Zac Brown Band played to capacity crowds.


For more details on the Bassmaster Classic, visit Bassmaster.com/Classic.


About BASS

For more than 40 years, BASS has served as the authority on bass fishing.  The organization advances the sport through advocacy, outreach and its expansive tournament structure while championing efforts to connect directly with the passionate community of bass anglers through its Bassmaster media vehicles.

As the flagship offering of ESPN Outdoors, the Bassmaster brand and its considerable multimedia platforms are guided by a mission to serve all fishing fans. Through its industry-leading publications Bassmaster Magazine, BASS Times and Fishing Tackle Retailer; comprehensive Web properties in Bassmaster.com, BASSInsider.com, ESPNOutdoors.com and ESPN360.com, and ESPN2 television programming, Bassmaster provides rich, leading-edge content true to the lifestyle.

BASS oversees the prestigious Bassmaster Tournament Trail, which includes the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, BASS Federation Nation and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

BASS offers an array of services to its more than 500,000 members while spearheading progressive, positive change on issues related to conservation and water access. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.



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