The Major League of Monster Trucks announces rising country music artists Crossin Dixon and Megan Mullins will perform during the league's Oct. 13 Kentucky Speedway debut event presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers.

"I'm pleased to add these outstanding country acts to what is already a premiere motor sports event," Major League of Monster Trucks President Joe Froome said. "The Major League of Monster Trucks is dedicated to bringing the best entertainment to our events, and the addition of Crossin Dixon and Megan Mullins is proof of that"

Megan Mullins, 21, got an early start in Ft. Wayne, Ind., singing and playing in her father Melvin's band. The accomplished violinist and singer who also plays mandolin, guitar, piano, viola, cello, clarinet and accordion made her Grand Ole Opry debut in April 2006. Throughout her career, she has won several awards including the Ohio Grand Fiddle Championship. After a lifetime of playing her music and singing with other bands, Mullins is emerging as one of the hottest newcomers on the country music scene. She recently debuted her new single, "Ain't What It Used To Be."

Mississippi-based Crossin Dixon made a name for itself in only a short time by performing in front of more than 100,000 people on the college and club scenes in 2006. It has performed an average of 100 shows each year since its 2004 formation. After impressing noted producer Michael Knox following an introduction by a mutual friend in 2006, Crossin Dixon went on to sign a record deal with the Nashville-based Broken Bow Records label that also features Jason Aldean and Craig Morgan. Crossin Dixon released its debut single "Guitar Slinger" in June.

Performances will begin at 5:30 p.m., and are included with the price of an event ticket.

Monster Trucks weighing as much as 11,000 pounds and equipped with engines producing up to 2,200 horsepower will race side-by-side at more than 70 mph on a custom-designed dirt track with jumps, bumps and other obstacles this Saturday.

The MLMT Kentucky field will feature an unprecedented 17 monster trucks. Fan favorites such as former world champion Avenger, driven by Jim Koehler, two-time world champion Madusa, Bigfoot, driven by veteran Dan Runte, Samson, King Krunch, Gunslinger, Raminator and the Scarlet Bandit, driven by Dawn Cretain, the mother of three daughters, will be in action during the one-night-only event.

The MLMT Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers opens at 3:00 p.m., this Saturday with a Pit Party. Monster trucks will qualify at 4:00 p.m., a FMX motocross demonstration begins at 5:15 p.m., and MLMT Monster and Thunder Truck competition is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.

General admission main grandstand tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children age 3 through 12. Children age 2 and younger will be admitted free and $30 reserved Bluegrass Club seats also are available. MLMT tickets can be reserved online at http://www.kentuckyspeedway.com, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), through Tickets.com and Tickets.com outlets including Meijer stores or in person at the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100 near The Montgomery Inn or the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center located off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 North.

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