Brad Paisley will kick off the Daytona 500 next weekend in a couple of different ways. The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year will perform three songs prior to the start of the 53rd annual race, the season-opener for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Brad joins a list of star-studded artists who have performed at Daytona 500, including Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey.

Brad will also be behind the wheel of the official pace car -- a Chevrolet Camaro SS -- for the start of the "Great American Race" at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 20. Both the pre-race and Daytona 500 will be broadcast live on FOX, beginning at 12:00 PM ET (the race begins at 1:00 PM ET).

Before he heads to the Sunshine State, Brad will continue his H20 Frozen Over trek in Hershey, Pa., on Thursday, February 17. For more information on Brad's tour dates, click here.