Brandon Rhyder's current single "In The Country" has spent the last few weeks duke-ing it out at the top of the Texas charts for that #1 spot with guys like Boland, Stalling and Fowler.  But this Saturday may give the Carthage native that little bump that takes him to the very tip top of the charts.  Rhyder will be singing the National Anthem at the NASCAR Nationwide race at Texas Motor Speedway, in front of over 100, 000 people and a national television audience of millions courtesy of ESPN.

We spoke last week on Radio Texas Live and he admitted to me he was practicing --but only a bit, just to avoid any embarrassing headlines.  Here's the rest of our convo.

Good luck Brandon and don't forget your in-ears!  I'll leave ya'll with a video from his performance on The KNUE Front Porch, it's "Backroads" live.