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Jim Nabors Replaced at Indy by Straight No Chaser

Jim Nabors announced earlier this year that the 35-year tradition of him singing ‘”Back Home Again in Indiana” before the start of the Indy 500 was coming to an end. Now the announcement has been made that a cappella Straight No Chaser will be performing the tune in Nabors’ stead. The group has ten members, all of whom are alumni …

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Jim Nabors Retires Indianapolis 500 Act

Jim Nabors is preparing for his last performance of “Back Home Again” at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Nabors, 83, has been performing for 42 years as the opening act for the Indy 500, an annual race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nabors, a singer and an actor, had his first breakout role when he played Gomer Pyle in the show …

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Jim Nabors Will Retire Famous Act

Jim Nabors became a friendly face and voice in our lives decades ago, making us laugh with his goofy charm as Gomer Pyle and moving on to the world of music, where he recorded 46 albums. Since 1972, he’s been the opening act for the Indy 500, but now, he says he’s ready to make a change. Citing a desire …

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Jim Nabors Will Miss This Year’s Indy 500

Jim Nabors — otherwise known as Gomer Pyle to the layperson — always sings “Back Home in Indiana” before the Indianapolis 500 gets underway. The talented singer/actor’s contribution to the race is something of a tradition; Nabors has been singing the ditty since 1987, and with the exception of 2007, he’s never missed a performance. Unfortunately, Nabors will miss this …

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