2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Final To Reach 120 Million Homes

Country entertainer LISA MATASSA will sing the National Anthem live from Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the opening ceremony of the 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Final on Wednesday, October 30 at 9 p.m. ET.  The LIVE UNDER THE LIGHTS event broadcasts globally on-air and online to over 120 million homes and celebrates the new partnership between Long Drivers of America and Golf Channel/NBC.  North American broadcast dates include: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 4 a.m., Monday, Nov. 4, 12:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. and Monday, Dec. 2, 4 p.m.  The international schedule can be found at http://www.longdrivers.com/remax-wldc/television-schedule.

While Matassa isn’t a golfer herself, she does admire the sport since her husband Frank competed in Long Drive events in 2009.  “I’ve been lucky enough to sing our anthem at two Major League Baseball games this summer,” Lisa notes.  “I’m thinking the golf crowd might be a bit quieter than the ballparks,” she jokes.  “But it’s Vegas – so who knows!”

Lisa’s current single, the attitude-infused “I Won’t Ask,” is moving up the Country charts, landing at #44 this week.  The track is also spinning on Aol Radio’s “New Country First,” Slacker Radio’s “New Country First” Channel, “Ladies Of Country” Channel and Radio.com’s “Big Country” Channel.  The companion video, shot in Austin, Texas, is currently in rotation on GACTV.com, CMT.com, CMT Pure!, ZUUS Country, ClubCom Network’s Country Reel, VideoDetective.com/IVA, Sidewalks TV, and additional outlets.

Matassa’s whirlwind summer kicked off with her CMA Music Festival debut, her Grand Ole Opry debut (during the celebration of the U.S. Postal Service’s limited-edition Johnny Cash Forever stamp), and an appearance at the inaugural Taste of Country Festival in New York. This summer alone, Lisa has shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Carlene Carter, Jamey Johnson, her “tweet buddies” The Oak Ridge Boys and Randy Travis.  She continues with tour dates throughout the fall, including the “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO Show” November 22 in Nashville.  She’ll wrap the year at home in New York with family and close friends.

Lisa’s social circle keeps on growing with nearly a half-million Twitter followers and almost 200,000 Facebook friends.  Fans can learn more about Lisa on her website.

About Long Drivers of America:  Long Drivers of America is a dynamic golf event company that specializes in producing events for long drive professionals.  The company is owned and operated by long drive pioneer Art Sellinger.  Founded in 1995 and based in Roanoke, Texas, LDA is best known for staging the annual RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, the premier event in power golf.  For more information visit www.longdrivers.com.

About Golf Channel:  As the fastest-growing network on television, Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla.  The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer in 1995 and part of the NBC Sports Group, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies.  As part of the NBC Sports Group, professional golf coverage on NBC is branded “Golf Channel on NBC,” further extending the Golf Channel brand to NBC’s broadcast audiences.  Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction and original shows.  Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.

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