An Icon Misses the Indy 500

I was born in Indianapolis and I went to 17 Indy 500 races. At easy of them, Jim Nabors sang “Back Home Again In Indiana.” Unfortunately the 81-year-old singer and actor won’t be able to make the trip from his home in Hawaii to Indy, due to a scheduled heart surgery, according to USA Today. Nabors has performed the song before every Indy 500 since 1987 except for the 2007 race, which he also missed for health reasons. Nabors also sang before the 1972-1978 races and two additional times in the 1980s. It just won’t be the same without him. Best wishes Jim.