Randy Montana, Casey Ashley to perform at 2011 Bassmaster Classic

Nashville recording artist Randy Montana and Casey Ashley will perform live during the 2011 Bassmaster Classic set for New Orleans on Feb. 18-20, B.A.S.S. announced today (Feb. 8).

“We live to fish, and we love listening to country music — especially good country music by the likes of Casey, who is on Costa’s pro staff, and Randy Montana,” said Al Perkinson, vice president of marketing of Costa. “The Costa stage will definitely be rocking this year at the Classic. The concerts are a great way to cap off a weekend of intense bass fishing and action-packed weigh-ins.”

Ashley, a Bassmaster Elite Series pro, will preview the weigh-in Friday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m., while Montana will rev up the crowd on Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m.

“I love to bass fish, and I do a lot of turkey hunting” Montana said. “Fishing and hunting are the things I like to do in my downtime. To be able to play a show and be part of one of my favorite hobbies in the world, it’s gonna be a fun couple of days.”

Mercury/Nashville singer/songwriter and Nashville native Randy Montana landed on the country music scene in 2010 with his debut Top 40 single, “Ain’t Much Left Of Lovin’ You.” After touring last year with artists such as Sugarland and Little Big Town, Randy continues to connect with fans with his powerful new single, “1,000 Faces,” which he wrote with CMA Award winner Tom Douglas.

Montana is the son of Nashville hit songwriter Billy Montana. After signing with Sony Music Publishing in 2008, Joe Fisher of Universal Music Group discovered him, signed him and set him to work on his debut album. The album, Randy Montana, combines Montana’s compelling storytelling and vivid imagery with his rocking guitar-driven sound and is due out later this year.

Montana said he has great respect for the Bassmaster Classic contenders, and he hopes to stick around for the weigh-in.

“I would like to see it go down,” said Montana. “Understanding what to do in certain weather conditions and during any of the feeding patterns, to be able to show up on a lake and do some pre-fishing, and then for those guys to catch quality fish, it’s incredible!”

For more information on Randy Montana, visit RandyMontana.com.

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