Sunday, December 7, 2008

KC Picture Links from NASCAR Sprint Awards Banquet…..
Click on Photo Galleries View – KC in first 2 pics
Click on Photos: Champions Week – KC is in #11

According to the following link, Betty Jane France — widow of former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France Jr. — introduced Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner, who made some remarks commemorating the 60th anniversary season of NASCAR. Costner was later joined on stage by seven-time champion Richard Petty, who spoke on the impact NASCAR has had on his life and the tremendous growth of the sport.

From KC’s and MW’s last two concerts……

Buzz McClain wrote a review of Kevin’s and Modern West’s sold-out concert at Birchmere, Annapolis, Maryland. Says Buzz, “Costner and Modern West, together now for 3 1/2 years, were clearly prepared to impress the remarkably well-behaved audience (no shrieking) for nearly as long as one of Costner's cinematic epics. They performed a 16-song set of country-tinged originals; each song was preceded by a brief story, delivered with smarm-free charm, and the anecdotes were as valuable to the engaging evening as the music.” You can read the rest of it at the following link:

And at the Ramshead concert, a wonderful picture and caption says it all….

From a snippet posted by Marx Madness: At Costner’s last stop before the break, a line stretched around the venue, as the sold-out crowd tried to get the best seats. Costner says his “heart gets big” seeing that and he goes “holy smoke!” But it also makes him glad that he’s practiced a lot. At the following link:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet…..

The 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, will be officially crowned during the series’ annual awards banquet Friday night, December 5th, at the Waldorf-Astoria, in New York City. ESPN Classic will have live coverage at 9 p.m. ET. The banquet will feature a musical performance by Matchbox 20, stand-up comedy from John Pinette and a special historical segment with actor Kevin Costner. The banquet re-airs on Monday, December 8th at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The following link gives a little more detail:

There’s a photo of Kevin from the December 1st Ramshead, Annapolis, Maryland, concert at the following link: