REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 20, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced a full-throttle mix of country and rock on its soundtrack for NASCAR® 08 in stores July 26, 2007. Mulit-platinum country duos Brooks & Dunn and Big & Rich trade paint with hard rock’s Velvet Revolver and Airbourne to represent the fast and dangerous sounds of the total NASCAR experience.
The soundtrack reflects NASCAR’s growing and diverse fan base, speaking to both its country roots and surging urban enthusiasts. The NASCAR 08 soundtrack features the exclusive debut of Long Haul, from the forthcoming album by legendary country superstars Brooks & Dunn, as well as the pounding tracks Loud and Radio from the acclaimed new album by multi-Platinum pair Big & Rich. Hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver takes racing intensity to the wall with the single She Builds Quick Machines, while hot new Australian band Airbourne - also featured in Madden NFL 08 - challenges all competition with Stand Up For Rock ‘N’ Roll.
“NASCAR 08 puts gamers behind the wheel with a soundtrack that puts the pedal to the floor,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA. “Today’s NASCAR has 75 million of the most brand-loyal fans in all of sports, and any music mix must be a real reflection of true NASCAR culture. It’s more than country. It’s bigger than rock. This soundtrack is 100% cars ‘n’ guitars adrenaline that will blow gamers’ doors off.”
Rising country music star, Jason Aldean will be performing Monday night, July 23 at the invite-only EA SPORTS™ NASCAR 08 Launch Party in New York City. Amongst other songs, Jason will perform Johnny Cash, his recent hit single that is featured in the NASCAR 08 soundtrack.
NASCAR 08 delivers the most robust NASCAR console racing experience in franchise history. This 10th edition of the official NASCAR racing video game features two-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Chevrolet Tony Stewart on the cover and makes its franchise debut on next generation systems including the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system. The game is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB.
The complete in-game soundtrack for NASCAR 08 includes:
AirbourneStand Up For Rock ‘N RollRunnin’ Wild
Big & RichLoudBetween Raising…and Amazing Grace
Big & RichRadioBetween Raising…and Amazing Grace
Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubNeed Some AirBaby 81
Blackberry SmokeUp In Smoke
Brooks & DunnLong Haul
Bucky CovingtonEmpty HandedBucky Covington
Crossin DixonStompCrossin Dixon
Halfway To HazardCountry ‘Til The Day We DieHalfway To Hazard
Jason AldeanJohnny Cashrelentless
PalmerstonAddicted To ThisPalmerston
Velvet RevolverShe Builds Quick MachinesLibertad