Kentucky last played in the Music City Bowl during the 2007 season. The Wildcats were also in the Music City Bowl during the 2006 season. Both times they came out on top, defeating Clemson 28-20 in 2006 and Florida State 35-28 in 2007.
Kentucky also played Syracuse in the Music City Bowl in the 1998 season, falling to the Orangemen 20-13.
Things began to fall into place as the Outback Bowl took Auburn. Tennessee accepted an invitation to the Chick-Fil-a Bowl. Later Georgia received and accepted an invitation to the Independence Bowl. The final choice came down to Kentucky and South Carolina. The Wildcats have reportedly received the nod.
With this appearance, Kentucky will have appeared in the bowl four times, which is a Music City Bowl record, breaking the time with Minnesota.
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