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Tex-Mex Trio, The Last Bandoleros, to perform at Stagecoach

Stagecoach 2023, has set itself apart from previous Stagecoach Festivals with its incredibly diverse list of artists, from BRELAND, Trixie Mattel and our personal favorite,Valerie June. A welcome addition to this year’s festival is the Tex-Mex trio, The Last Bandoleros.

San Antonio’s native sons, The Last Bandoleros, have been earning effusive accolades for their acomplished musicianship and impressive harmonies, opening for artists such as Sting, Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakum. The trio refers to their unique new sound as “Tex-Flex”- also the name of their brand new album.

“Tex-Flex” is a is a delicious sonic “guiso” infusing elements of Bolero, Cumbia, Tejano, Bachata and Salsa into modern rock, country, and pop production. Their song, “Maldita” which begins with an alluring Spanish nylon guitar, has already received a prestigious Premio Tejano Mundial award for “Crossover Song of the Year”, while “California Moon” a haunting duet with singer/songwriter Hannah Brier, evokes an unforgettable drive down LA’s Sunset Boulevard.

Other selections from “Tex-Flex, include the effervescent “Every Time We Dance”, stunning ballad “Mi Amor”, salsa-flavored “In Between” romantic Bachata beat-driven “Fall In LoveAgain”, Tejano-flavored “Friends Zone”, and rollicking “Somewhere in Texas”- a country-fuled ode to their beloved stomping grounds complete with cumbia breakdown.

Also included in the album is a modernized Tex-Flex rendition of Eddie Cochran’s iconic “Something Else” and mesmorizing cover of Los Panchos’ heart wrenching classic, “Sin Un Amor” which wonderfully showcases The Last Bandoleros’ irresistible harmonies.

See the Last Bandoleros live now at www.The LastBandoleros.com

You can see The Last Bandoleros on Friday, April 28th at Stagecoach 2023

Write up from The Last Bandoleros (Spotify)

Tailgate Fest Returns!!!

Tailgate Fest Returns on August 13th & 14th and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! This year Tailgate Fest moves from SilverLakes Sports Complex to Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana. The tailgate party will be happening on the track infield and because of the unique nature of Tailgate Fest, it won’t stop when the artists take the stage.

This year’s Tailgate Fest lineup is stacked with some of country music’s favorite artists, performing some of country music’s favorite songs. Billy Currington & Jake Owen will headline the weekend and will be joined by LANCO, Eli Young Band, Chris Jansen and Blanco Brown, just to name a few. These artists will highlight every aspect that makes Tailgate Fest a fan favorite.

Tailgate Fest has always prided itself on being unique, compared to other country music festivals. At most festivals, attendees have to leave the RV/camping area to enjoy see the artists on stage. At Tailgate Fest, fans can continue to party and play at their camping location, and still have a view of the stage & artists, as they perform. Any fan wanting a closer view, will have the option of watching the show from the general admission area or from the VIP section, in front of the stage.

But wait, THERE’S MORE! Tailgate Fest also offers Boots & Bikinis, an opportunity for fans to enjoy the performance from a giant pool, located next to the stage. The Boots & Bikinis option will allow attendees to enjoy a MEGA pool party before, during and after the artists perform.

We’ve been fortunate enough to cover Tailgate Fest in the past, and it is an experience that every country music fan should experience at least twice in their life. The artist-fan interaction is unlike anything I’ve seen before, and the option to enjoy the performances, from the comfort of your vehicle, isn’t truly appreciated, until you’ve experienced it first hand.

Tailgate Fest is a welcome breath of fresh air and a return to normalcy that country music fans have been craving, since the start of the pandemic. We’ll be purchasing our tickets to attend this year and I strongly recommend you do the same. This is truly one festival you don’t wanna miss.

Click on this link for Tailgate Fest Tickets

Palomino Festival to Debut in Pasadena

Earlier this year, Goldenvoice announced Palomino, a brand new alt-country festival taking place for one day only, this July 9th. The team behind Stagecoach – California’s country music festival – have created a magical day full of some of the most innovative, authentic, and boundary-pushing talent in country, folk, pop, bluegrass, and everything in between. The inaugural lineup taking over Brookside at the Rose Bowl includes Kacey MusgravesWillie Nelson & Family, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. The recent addition of rising country star, Zach Bryan, promises to make Palomino a day you don’t wanna miss. The multi-talented, Nikki Lane, will also be in attendance. Nikki promises to make this festival more spectacular by not only performing, but also bringing her popular vintage marketplace to Palomino, and with Nikki in attendance, everything just feels right.

Don’t wait until the FOMO strikes, because it might be too late. Purchase your tickets on PalominoPasadena.com and prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Stagecoach Preview

Stagecoach Country Music Festival is 10 days away, and it promises to be an amazing weekend filled with phenomenal artists and activities throughout Stagecoach venue. This year’s festival continues Goldenvoice’s excellent run of Stagecoach headliners with Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs. In addition to this year’s incredible lineup, fan favorites Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage and the Honkytonk Dance Hall are also returning to the festival.

As always, the headliners are a “Must Watch”, but we’ve compiled a list of several artists, that we look forward to watching during Stagecoach weekend.

Here’s a list of artists that we believe you “Must Watch”:

Walker County– Sisters Ivy Dene and Sophie Dawn create a unique blend of country music that was inspired by the sounds of middle America, which they group up on. Now having spent years honing their skills, Walker County is ready to carry on the heritage of country music with their modern-traditional blend. Walker County performs on the SiriusXM stage at 2:20pm on Friday

Jordan DavisJordan Davis has been named “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT and several other outlets. His hits, “Cool Anymore”, Slow Dance in the Parking Lot” and “Buy Dirt”, have helped Davis accumulate over 2 billion streams worldwide.

Reyna Roberts– With hits like, “Stomping Grounds”, 67 (Winchester), and “Raised Right”; Reyna Roberts is well on her way to super stardom. She is one of our most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend.

Travis Denning– Hits like “After a Few”, “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” and “Red, White and Blue”, have made Travis Denning a fan favorite and one of the most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend. His set promises to get the crowd on their feet and singing along, from beginning to end.

Hardy– His latest album “A Rock” is phenomenal!!! Just push play, sit back and enjoy it. We’re looking forward to seeing him live, for the first time.

Lindsay Ell– One of our favorite Bad Ass Women of Country, returns to Stagecoach! If you’ve never seen Lindsay shred on her guitar, LIVE… you’re missing out! She is one of the most talented guitarist we’ve ever seen. Be sure to watch her set… you will not be disappointed

Cody Johnson– Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence Cody Johnson’s set will be a party from beginning to end. CoJo Nation will be rockin’, singing and dancing on the last night of Stagecoach!

For set times, tickets and other info, check out StagecoachFestival.com

Mickey Guyton Slays National Anthem

On February 13, the Los Angeles Rams took on the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56, but the one of the highlights of the evening took place, even before the game started. Mickey Guyton, the Texas-born singer-songwriter, was set to perform the National Anthem, prior to the game and in my opinion, it was a phenomenal performance!

Guyton’s rendition of the National Anthem has quickly drawn comparisons to Whitney Houston’s Super Bowl 25 performance, a rendition that may fans say is the best National Anthem, ever. Mickey Guyton is joined during the performance by a 10 person choir, which accentuates Guyton’s vocals and caused many of the people I was sitting next to to simply exclaim, “WOW”.

Mickey Guyton may have previously been best known for her ACM solo performance of “What Are You Going To Tell Her”, but the acclaim she is receiving from performing the National Anthem, may soon surpass that.

One of the biggest compliments I, personally, heard on Super Bowl sunday, came from a military veteran, stated, “That is one of the best National Anthems, I’ve ever heard.” I would have to wholeheartedly agree.

For more information on Mickey Guyton and to view other performances, visit MickeyGuyton.com

Photo Credit: Outsider

It’s PARDI TIME!!!

On March 18, Jon Pardi’s tour will make a stop at Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino. The evening promises to be a lively event full of Pardi’s hits, like Heartache Medication and Ain’t Always The Cowboy. The following is an excerpt from Jon Pardi’s website.

The snarl in his voice sets the tone for Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise. He’s a traditional country singer, bred in the West Coast honky tonks, and he won’t apologize for chasing the dream on his own terms.

It might be considered contemporary cool to inject country songs with programmed drums, rap phrasing and poppy melodies. But Pardi isn’t worried about what’s trendy. He’s more concerned with making country music that will last, and California Sunrise successfully hits that target. It’s stocked with classic Nashville melody, blue-collar lyrical themes and authentic country instrumentation – real drums, loud-and-proud fiddles and tangy steel guitar. The album’s 12 songs draw a direct link to such forbearers as Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Marty Stuart, and it’s intentional.

“There’s a growing audience for throwback,” Pardi says. “People want to hear somebody who really enjoyed the ‘90s country music era and brings that to 2016 country. A lot of this record is bringing an old-school flare back to a mainstream sound, but that gives me my own lane.”

Pardi established that lane with his 2014 debut, Write You a Song, a rough-and-rowdy project that made him familiar to the suddenly-hip country crowd, thanks to his Top 10 party song “Up All Night.” The music oozed with youthful brashness and longneck longing, and Pardi drew a raucous following, increasingly selling out 1,000-2,000 ticket clubs, sometimes out-performing higher-profile country acts playing across town the same night.

In fact, as Pardi began adding material from the new album into the set, he was shocked at the passion with which the music was consumed. As he played unreleased songs from California Sunrise, he discovered fans were already singing back the music verbatim – even the verses – having learned the songs from YouTube postings of earlier concerts. They’re ready for Jon Pardi, and he knows exactly what they need.

“I’ve been hitting the road steady for four years,” he says. “I’ve learned more about what the radio stations want, and I’ve learned what the fans want. It’s a whole different perspective on your second record, and I kind of took that perspective and put it into the 30-year-old me that loves recording music and loves writing.”

The result is a creative step forward. It’s not a left turn, necessarily, but there’s a clearer focus to Pardi’s vocal performances and a smart brew of sexy romance, western fashion and all-American work ethic that permeates California Sunrise. “Head Over Boots,” his ultra-melodic two-steppin’ radio hit, hints at the attitude with its playful proclamations and Texas dancehall influence. But there’s plenty more throughout the project: ragged barroom rhythms in the opening “Out Of Style,” Strait-like overtones on the ballad “She Ain’t In It,” a Motown cowboy romp in “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and a breezy, Eagle-esque country/rock closure with the title track. As invested as he is in throwback appreciation, Pardi is clearly not a one-dimensional dude.

“It’s a very diverse album,” he notes. “You can listen to ‘She Ain’t In It’ and you can listen to another song, and they sound like they should be put together in an album, but they’re completely different.”

The unifying thread, of course, is Pardi’s artistry, a blend of that crackling, masculine voice with irresistible musical taste and a working-man spirit that’s at the heart of his being. Pardi is a native of the Golden State, but he’s no Hollywood Hills golden child. He’s a middle-class son of a Northern California construction boss, a kid who – like most kids – tried to figure out the shortcuts, only to learn from the old man the value of putting in the time to finish the job the right way.

“My dad was a super-hard worker,” Pardi explains. “Now as a grown man I really appreciate that. The area I’m from is really blue-collar, agricultural, everybody’s working, everybody’s doing something in construction, something in farming. Everybody’s just working hard. When I go back, there’s that pride there that’s like this made me who I am.”

The work started at age 14. He did a short stint at a grocery store before progressing to grunt work at a Ford dealership, to ranch work and, later, to operating heavy machinery.“Not everybody knows how to swing a framing hammer,” he says. “I’ve had to teach a friend how to swing a hammer. It’s really all about living and learning.”

Pardi wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty, but he mostly wanted to wrap them around a guitar. He started writing songs by the age of 12 and was in his first band at 14. By 19, he knew Nashville was in his future. Once he arrived in Music City, there was more conventional work to keep him going – he was a lifeguard at a public pool for a time – but he found his way into Nashville’s songwriting community, where he applied some of the same skills he’d learned at his father’s dusty feet.

“Surround yourself with great people is a great thing to have in your mind for life,” he says. “Find the best people to work with. You can learn a lot.”

Among the key people he learned from is songwriter Brice Long, who co-wrote such trad-country pieces as Randy Houser’s ballad “Anything Goes” and Gary Allan’s #1 single “Nothing On But The Radio.”

“Brice is always saying, ‘Just keep doing what you’re doing, don’t worry about everyone else,’” Pardi notes. “You need those kind of guys that have hits on the radio telling you that.”

Pardi became particularly close with songwriter Bart Butler, whose successes include Thomas Rhett’s “Make Me Wanna” and Bobby Pinson’s “Don’t Ask Me How I Know.” Butler not only became a frequent co-writer, he also emerged as Pardi’s co-producer, someone who’s able to handle the detail parts of the gig but also to assist Pardi in expressing his own creative voice.

“We’ve stayed true to Jon’s soul, even though we knew that may be a risk,” Butler says. “We still feel like country music with twin fiddles or musicians doing a steel solo can compete in the market today.”

Indeed, “Head Over Boots” – the first single from California Sunrise – became Pardi’s fastest-rising single to date, thanks to its buoyant melody and incessant optimism. Pulling from that same upbeat viewpoint, Sunrise makes multiple allusions to fashion through such titles as “Head Over Boots,” the bouncy “Dirt On My Boots” and the suggestive “Cowboy Hat.” The latter finds a young buck in a countrified take on the Tom Jones/Joe Cocker title “Leave Your Hat On,” keyed by the memorable line “Can’t resist you in that Resistol.” There’s a workman-like ethic embedded in the sweaty “Night Shift” and the pounding “Paycheck.” And there’s an innate sexiness throughout.

Pardi delivers it all with increasing authority. He introduced that confidence in Write You a Song, but he takes it another step on California, owing to the additional experience he picked up in the interim as an opening act at arenas and amphitheaters for Dierks Bentley and Alan Jackson.

“A vocal cord is like a muscle – if you work it out, it’s gonna get better,” Pardi suggests. “It’s like going to the gym and doing push ups and sit ups, and now it’s just my voice kind of growing up.”

As is his artistry. Pardi wrote a bulk of the songs on California Sunrise, but he was more than willing to consider material from other Nashville songwriters. He discovered a bevy of tunes that had been overlooked in the rush for synthetic productions from some of his contemporaries. He used mostly the same band that backed him on the first album, and they were invested in both the music and Pardi.

“It was like the Blues Brothers – ‘We’re getting the band back together!’” Pardi says with a laugh. “We got all seven of them in the room, and there was just a spark.”

The whole ensemble was able to hone in on the core of Jon Pardi, that California, working-class kid who still finds inspiration in the unfettered sound of a dancehall guitar. It’s snarling, hard country for a new generation, a throwback sound to an energized audience that sees it as moving forward.

Ushered into the world on the same label that launched Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Pardi has found a whole chain of believers in his mission: the dedicated band behind him, the foot-stomping fans with cold beers at the foot of the stage, and a label that knows Pardi’s “throwback” sound is really made for these times.

“Everybody wants to play at an arena and headline it, and I’m not gonna lie – that’s one of my goals,” Pardi says. “Capitol is always the first to remind me that it’s a marathon and not a sprint.”

Those people who already know the words to his songs even before they’re released are evidence that he’s not just running the race. Jon Pardi is winning.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Fantasy Springs box office or on JonPardi.com.

Photo Credit: WNCY.com

The Stagecoach Dance Competition Is BACK!!!

After taking last year off, the highly anticipated Stagecoach Line Dance Competition, is back at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  On Saturday, March 12, individuals will be able to compete for a chance to win a 3-day General admission wristband, to Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival.   This competition is held throughout southern California, at different locations and dates, with the final competition being held in the city of Indio.  Not only will dancers be competing for a 3-day wristband, but they’ll also have the opportunity, to be selected to join the Stagecoach HonkyTonk Dance Team.

All individuals interested in competing must dance three line dances and three couples dances.  An individual’s partner, does not have to be entered in the contest to accompany a contestant during the couples dances.  This year’s individual line dances will be “Lil Bit”, “Half Past Tipsy” and “Raised Like That” and the couple’s dances will be “Two Step”, “Sweetheart Schottishe” and “El Paso Cha Cha”.  Since winners of the competition may be offered an opportunity to join the Stagecoach HonkTonk Dance Team, judges will not only be looking for individuals that are performing the dance accurately, but also for dancers with flare and showmanship.

Locally, our dance competition will be held at Lit Lounge in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.  DJ Big John Miller will be spinning the latest country music hits before, during, and after the competition.  Registration is from 4:30pm-6pm and the dance competition will begin at 6pm.   All individuals in attendance will also have the opportunity to win various prizes, courtesy of KPLM The BIG 106 and they’ll be able to enjoy food and drink specials throughout the evening.

Click here for tickets and information regarding Stagecoach Country Music Festival

Multi-Talented, Ashlee Willis, Releases New Song “Don’t Let the Music Die”

Last week, singer/songwriter/DJ, Ashlee Williss (aka DJBadAsh) released her latest single “Don’t Let the Music Die” and we’ve been playing it all week long!

The song is upbeat and catchy, with a rhythm that you can’t help but dance to, and Ashlee Willis knows a thing or two about making people dance. Williss may be better known as DJBadAsh, is a phenomenal DJ that has performed at local festivals; Stagecoach & Tailgate Fest. Williss’ ability to mix songs, live, while entertaining an audience at a concert or festival, come through in the work that she and producer T.I Jakke accomplished during “Don’t Let the Music Die”.

The song is a perfect addition to any summer playlist and goes perfectly with a pool party & ice cold adult beverage. As concerts and festivals start up again, we can’t wait to hear this song performed live, during one of Ashlee Williss’ sets.

Be sure to listen to “Don’t Let the Music Die” on any music platform and be on the lookout for the video, which will be released on Tuesday, May, 11.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Read More about Ashlee Williss below:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 30, 2021) – Ashlee Williss is a genre-melding maverick, on the cutting edge of Pop, Dance and Country, she effortlessly blends her southern roots with a light EDM flare in her new single, “Don’t Let The Music Die”, available now on all digital platforms. The upbeat, dance-inspired tune, produced by T.I Jakke (Ava Max hit “Kings & Queens”) – offers listeners a much needed break from the heaviness of current times, and was written by Williss (in the stairwell of her apartment, no less) with the hope of creating a three-minute moment of feel-good fun and inclusivity.

“When I wrote ‘Don’t Let the Music Die,’ I was imagining being in a crowd of people lost in the music,” said Williss of the song. “Covid took away those magical moments you only experience with human interaction. I wanted to relive that, even if only in my mind.” “Don’t Let the Music Die” is just the start from the DJ-turned-artist, music video is due out May 11.

Ashlee (aka DJ Bad Ash) made her mark as the one & only female county music DJ as well as spinning some of the hottest celeb events and notable festivals across the globe, Williss returns to the world of original music with a strong lineup of on-deck releases coming down the pipeline in 2021.

RELEASE, “DON’T LET THE MUSIC DIE”
Produced by No. 1 Airplay Songwriter T.I Jakke

About Ashlee Williss:

Born out of a life of trials and tribulations, Ashlee Williss’ story is one of a singer-songwriter who needed music to escape – and turned that escape into her purpose. Seamlessly blending genres of pop, dance and country, her sound and story immediately connect with audiences who crave that same escape. Seeking out more than her humble beginnings had to offer in Jacksonville FL, a move to L.A. at 18 quickly saw promising opportunities including notoriety on ABC’s The Bachelor and Fuller House, several song placements on TV/Film; singing, songwriting and voiceover work for all 12 episodes of Netflix hit show Absurd Planet; Gibson guitar endorsement; performances at The GRAMMYS® and American Music Awards gifting suites; and even a song ‘on hold’ by country superstars Rascal Flatts.

After tragedy struck in 2013 (Williss’ boyfriend passed away the day she launched her debut single), Williss took a creative detour into the world of DJing. She found herself at the board as DJ Bad Ash, opening for acts like Snoop Dog, Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Diplo, and Cardi B (among others), and taking the stage at festivals like Stagecoach, Tortuga Music Festival, and Country2Country. Though the venture made Williss fall in love with music again, “I missed playing my own songs so much… I saw this as the perfect opportunity to re-embrace that exposed singer-songwriter I’d put aside for so long.” Partnering with hit producer T.I Jakke (Ava Max, “Kings & Queens”), “Don’t Let the Music Die” will launch the first of several new tunes from Williss – a dancy, mid-tempo tune encompassing her unique mix of pop, country and dance all in one.

To learn more about Ashlee Williss, visit ashleewillissmusic.com, and follow Ashlee Williss on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

JASON ALDEAN AND CORONA CELEBRATE WITH VIRTUAL CONCERT THIS FRIDAY

NASHVILLE, TN – Aug. 25, 2020  – Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean joins Corona®, to celebrate the end of summer with a virtual backyard performance, hosted on Twitter (via @LiveNation) and Live from Home, Live Nation’s Virtual Concert Hub this Friday, (8/28 at 5:00P CT). With the Backyard Beach virtual concert, Corona is encouraging fans to kick back at their own backyard beach and enjoy some of their favorite music and beer.

“This summer has been a lot different for all of us with more time at home but I wanted to perform for my fans no matter where we all are,” Aldean said. “Everyone should get a chance to kick back and enjoy an ice-cold Corona and lime while listening to some music before summer is officially over.”

Aldean will perform fan-favorites from his catalog, that includes 23 radio chart-toppers, along with his current climbing single, “Got What I Got,” from his sixth consecutive #1 selling album 9 (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records).

Fans can take advantage of the final days of summer with the celebratory concert series and have a chance to win a variety of prizes by following the instructions in special sweepstakes call-to-action posts on Corona’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels. The sweepstakes will run from Aug. 26 through Aug. 28, where one grand prize winner will be named “Jason’s featured fan of summer” and will win an autographed vinyl album, Corona merchandise and be featured on Jason’s website and social media accounts with a text shout out from Aldean. For additional details on the Backyard Beach summer sendoff and more info on the sweepstakes as well as the official sweepstakes rules, click here. The Corona brand is the number one most loved beer brand and has been the number one imported brand family of beer in the U.S. for more than 20 years. As always, Corona encourages consumers 21 and older to enjoy its products and to Relax responsibly®.

After almost 15 years at the top of his format, three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Aldean has seen trends come and go. He’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, like a Country-music Columbus making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip-hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul—most recently with his ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Notably, all eight of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified GOLD or PLATINUM by the RIAA, while bolstering 15 billion streams and more than 18 million albums sold as well as 23 radio chart-toppers. For more information, visit www.JasonAldean.com.

Morgan Wallen Adds New Dates to Tour

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Due to overwhelming demand, Morgan Wallen announced today the addition of 14 new shows across 13 cities, with back-to-back nights at 10 stadium shows, one of the largest tours of 2023. The man praised by Billboard for making “his superstar arrival as a touring artist” last year will bring his 58-show One Night At A Time World Tour to 26 stadium shows, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents in his biggest tour yet.

Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour, produced by Live Nation in North America and Frontier Touring for Australia/New Zealand, kicks off overseas March 15-24 with shows in New Zealand and Australia with HARDY before returning stateside on April 14 at Milwaukee’s American Family Field with HARDY, hitting New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park with Parker McCollum, before wrapping on Oct. 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington. ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman will support across all dates, U.S. and internationally.

Wallen named his tour after one-of-three new songs on his recently released One Thing At A Time – Sampler: “One Thing At A Time”; which Billboard noted “teems with shades of ’80s pop” while Country Now applauded its unique sound, stating “[it] takes on a slightly different approach from the other two tracks as it features a bit more buoyancy in its raw melody.” The other two tracks on the sampler include “Tennessee Fan,” paying homage to Wallen’s East Tennessee upbringing; and “Days That End In Why.” All three songs serve as the first taste of what’s to come from his time in the studio and arrive on the heels of his new single at Country radio, “Thought You Should Know,” co-written with Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon, currently sitting Top 20.

As on his Dangerous Tour, $3 of every ticket sold for U.S. dates benefits the Morgan Wallen Foundation which funds causes close to his heart and, to-date, has supported organizations such as Greater Good Music by donating over 500,000 meals-and-counting, to Children Are People, the Salvation Army and National Museum of African American Music.

All tickets for the added dates will be sold through the verified fan sale beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7. Times vary per market. Verified Fans will automatically be rolled into the added dates for the same city they initially requested as the originally announced dates sell out. Fans who registered should keep an eye out for an email Tuesday evening, Dec. 6 with more details. For more information, visit www.morganwallen.com. Morgan Wallen Fan Club pre-sale for Australia and New Zealand shows begins on Wednesday, Dec. 7.


Morgan Wallen 2023 Nearby Tour Locations:
Fri, July 14               San Diego, CA                    Petco Park*# NEW
Sat, July 15              San Diego, CA                     Petco Park*#
Wed, July 19            Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*# NEW
Thurs, July 20          Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22              Los Angeles, CA                 SoFi Stadium*#

MORGAN WALLEN
With over 12.3 billion on-demand streams, multi-platinum certifications and seven chart-toppers at Country radio, it’s no wonder The New Yorker dubbed Morgan Wallen “the most wanted man in country.” His critically-acclaimed, 4x platinum ACM Album of the YearDangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records) — Wallen’s follow-up to his double platinum breakout If I Know Me — topped 2021’s all-genre Billboard 200 Albums year-end chart with 4.1 million units sold earning him 2022 Billboard Awards Country Male Artist top honor while continuing to notch historical chart status as Billboard’s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist (eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA). Its success sparked the in-demand 55-show Dangerous Tour in 2022 that kicked off this February and wrapped in early October, with the superstar’s first headlining stadium show at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX that saw Wallen shattering attendance records previously held by Elton John and Lady Gaga. The east Tennessean’s hit-packed set included “Up Down” (2017), “Whiskey Glasses” (2018), “Chasin’ You” (2019), “More Than My Hometown” (2020), “7 Summers” (2020, named one of Time Magazine’s Best Songs of the Year), “Sand In My Boots” (2021), and his crossover “Wasted On You.” Wallen’s first solo release of 2022, the emotional ballad “Don’t Think Jesus,” timed to Good Friday in honor of its redemptive lyrics, earned a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 debut and landed atop Billboard Hot Country Songs chart making him the first artist to score three No.1 debuts on the chart (based on airplay, streaming and sales) since its inception. Follow up single “You Proof,” released in mid-May, became Wallen’s fastest chart climber to date, reaching No. 1 after 14 weeks and remaining at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for six non-consecutive weeks. Working outside the traditional Nashville mainframe with producer Joey Moi, HITS notes, “Wallen continually colors outside the lines,” adding, in turn “he’s connected to his fans in ways unprecedented for a country star.” Having already taken home New Artist of the Year in 2020, the CMA Winner also won AMAs fan-voted Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Country Song at 2022’s awards. The east Tennessee superstar and recent ACM Milestone Award recipient shares, “Awards are awesome, but my true measure of success is my fans, who this year I got to see every single night out on the road and will continue to do so for many years to come.” Thanks to nearly 1 million of his fans, $3 for every ticket sold during his 2022 Dangerous Tour has raised nearly $3 million benefitting the Morgan Wallen Foundation which funds causes close to his heart.

HARDY
Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging his next chapter on January 20, 2023, HARDY will introduce the mockingbird & THE CROW, his dichotomous, 17-track sophomore album and the follow up to 2020 debut, A ROCK. HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, 2022’s BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. One of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music and a two-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a breakout in the making,” (HITS) and “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter). HARDY has written 12 No. 1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum No. 1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and will embark on his own SOLD-OUT headlining Wall to Wall Tour this winter, before launching the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour in 2023. 

PARKER MCCOLLUM
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, with MCA. The album follows his Hollywood Gold EP which was met with widespread critical acclaim and became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his platinum-selling premiere single, “Pretty Heart,” and his follow-up single, “To Be Loved By You,” also hit No. 1 on the charts. “To Be Loved By You” was also the highest first week debut album of 2021. In November of 2021, McCollum made his first late-night TV appearance performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

McCollum has been named an Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” MusicRow listed McCollum as their 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year and Apple also included him as one of their all-genre “Up Next Artists” Class of 2021. A dedicated road warrior, McCollum made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and he already sells out venues across the country (over 40 sold out shows nationwide in 2021) including record-breaking crowds in Dallas (20,000), The Woodlands (16,500), Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. In March of this year McCollum made his debut at RodeoHouston to a sold-out crowd with over 73,000 tickets sold. McCollum earned his first ACM award for New Male Artist of the Year in March 2022 in Las Vegas.  McCollum also won his first CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award, a fully fan-voted honor, in April 2022.

ERNEST 
Nashville’s most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City’s on the rise artist/writers that’s changing the status quo. A 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, creating a twist-heavy verse style that’s become his signature, proving its mettle and earning him seven #1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner released his debut full-length album Flower Shops (The Album) in March, named one of Holler and The Tennessean‘s best albums of 2022 and showcasing the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville’s “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (Tennessean) just wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour, spanning college towns nationwide.

BAILEY ZIMMERMAN
Establishing himself as one of music’s most exciting new voices, Bailey Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom with the 2022 release of his debut EP, Leave The Light On – the biggest streaming country debut of all time and the most-streamed all-genre debut of the year. The EP arrived at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, affording the Louisville, Illinois, native to join Zach Bryan and Luke Combs as the only country artists in 2022 to earn more than one million streams on each of a project’s tracks during release week alone. In 2021 the 22-year-old released his very first song. Now, in just one year’s time, Zimmerman touts nearly 1 billion global streams, has earned his first pair of platinum singles, notched three entries on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold out his first headline tour within minutes of tickets going on-sale.

A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, Zimmerman strikes a sweet spot between timeless American country, rafter-rattling arena rock, and the kind of authentic storytelling that tugs at the heartstrings with a sense of humor and a whole lot of soul. With more new music on the horizon, featuring the grit and gravel of his unmistakably Southern drawl, Zimmerman will continue to showcase the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved.

Coachella Valley Loves Its Country Music

The Coachella Valley has always been known as the home of Stagecoach, the largest country music festival in the western United States. But over the past few years, the Coachella Valley has stepped out as a home for country music & its artists. A large part of the growth in country music throughout the Coachella Valley, has to do with the influence of our local casinos. Agua Caliente, Fantasy Springs & Spotlight 29 have all showcased their facilities by hosting a number of country artists.

Here is a brief rundown of the local facilities and the artists that have performed at the venue:

Agua Caliente: Located in Rancho Mirage, The Show at Agua Caliente is a 2100 seat venue, which boasts some of the latest lighting and videography, in the valley. The Show has been host to several country artists, including Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser & Old Dominion. Check out AguaCalienteCasinos.com for upcoming shows and room reservations.

Fantasy Springs: The Special Events Center is located in Indio, and has hosted concerts and world championship boxing. Country artists which have performed include, Chris Young, Old Dominion, Gary Allen and Brooks & Dunn. Fantasy Springs LIT Lounge, located inside the casino, also hosts Country Nights, with DJ Big John Miller. Check out FantasySpringsResort.com for room availability and entertainment info.

Spotlight 29: The latest venue to host country music artists is located in the city of Coachella, at Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella Crossroads. Coachella Crossroads is a 50 Acre outdoor entertainment complex located adjacent to Spotlight 29 Casino. It is developed by The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and this Veteran’s Day, will host a concert, “Salute to Our Troops” with Blake Shelton as the headliner. Spotlight 29 also has a showroom inside the casino. The Showroom seats 2,200 that has featured headliners such as Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry and Big & Rich.Acrisure Arena: Another venue, that was recently completed, is Acrisure Arena, a brand new 11,000 seat venue. The arena is home to The Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey team and will host a number of concerts, including the great Shania Twain.

The number of venues that are hosting country music artists, has increased in the past several years, but Stagecoach is still the most popular country music event held in the Coachella Valley. Fortunately with the amount of country music concerts being held throughout the year, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, while we wait for April to come around.

Stagecoach 2023 Lineup Announced

Last week GoldenVoice released the line up for Stagecoach 2023 and we believe it’s one of the best lineups that we’ve seen! Stagecoach always has amazing headliners and up and coming talent performing at the Palomino stage or Sirius XM stage, but what makes this year’s lineup so good, is the range of the performing artists. Headliners Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton represent three subcategories within country music, which as far as we’ve heard, has been pleasing to our readers/followers.

Luke Bryan has always been a Stagecoach favorite with his poppy, catchy, feel-good songs. You can’t go wrong with having Luke Bryan perform at Stagecoach. Kane Brown has an amazing voice and is popular with younger fans, especially the ladies. Chris Stapleton has so many phenomenal songs, that we don’t know how they’ll be able to fit them all into a two hour set. These three artists are well deserving of headline status, because of their singing & song-writing abilities, but more importantly, they have a very loyal fanbase, and their songs will definitely get people dancing, at the end of the night.

Other artists that we’re excited to see:

Old Dominion– They’ve been named Group of the Year for good reason. Everyone loves Old Dominion

Kameron Marlowe– This talented young artist has established himself as a force to be reckoned with with hits, “Giving You Up” and “Tequila Talkin'”. Be sure to catch his set!

Morgan Wade– This talented female, has the voice and lyrics that paint a picturesque scene, for every song she sings. She performs at Stagecoach on Saturday. DO. NOT. MISS. HER!

For the full line up and to purchase your tickets, visit Stagecoach.com

LUKE COMBS’ NEW ALBUM GROWIN’ UP, OUT TODAY

Country superstar and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs’ highly anticipated new album, Growin’ Up, is out today via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Stream/purchase HERE.

In celebration of the release, Combs was featured on “CBS Mornings” earlier today speaking with correspondent Anthony Mason (watch the full profile HERE) and recently profiled in The New York Times, who praises, “Combs is one of country music’s biggest stars right now…He’s accomplished this not with virtuosic musical innovation, genre-crossing celebrity collaborations or by hosting a television singing competition, but by cranking out one irrepressibly catchy, widely relatable meat-and-potatoes country anthem after another.”

Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan SingletonGrowin’ Up is Combs’ third studio album following 2019’s 3x Platinum What You See is What You Get and his 4x Platinum debut, This One’s For You, and consists of twelve songs including his new single, “The Kind of Love We Make,” which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart—the highest chart debut since January 2020—and was the most added song at country radio this week with 148 stations onboard. Watch the song’s official music video HERE.

“The Kind of Love We Make” adds to a triumphant career for Combs, who recently extended his record-breaking streak at country radio as his previous single, “Doin’ This,” reached #1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts last month. This is Combs’ thirteenth-consecutive #1 single, adding yet another historic accomplishment to his career. In honor of the milestone, Combs celebrated his nine latest #1s earlier this month with a special sold-out Parking Lot Party concert at BMI—their biggest #1 party ever.

Known for his electric live shows, Combs will perform throughout this year with his sold-out “Middle of Somewhere” fall tour as well as an upcoming sold-out show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which ranks among the fastest sell-outs in the venue’s history. The Atlanta show follows additional sold-out stadium shows at Seattle’s Lumen Field and Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High, of which The Tennessean praised, “as he held center stage for the two-hour show, Combs proved why he and his growing collection of hits sound best with a stadium-sized crowd singing along.” See below for complete tour itinerary.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry and a 6x CMA, 3x ACM, 3x Billboard Music Award-winner, Combs is in the midst of a record-setting and historic series of years. His previous release, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. With the record Combs reached #1 on Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart, Top 100 Songs chart and Artists 500 chart—the first country artist ever to lead all three charts in the same week and first to top the Artists 500. He also made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks.

LUKE COMBS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
July 7 /// Cavendish, PEI /// Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 8 /// Quebec City, QC /// Festival D’Ete International De Quebec
July 9 /// Ottawa, ON /// RBC Bluesfest
July 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Buckeye Country Superfest
July 30 /// Atlanta, GA /// Mercedes-Benz Stadium* (SOLD OUT)
September 2 /// Bangor, ME /// Maine Savings
Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 3 /// Bangor, ME /// Maine Savings
Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 16 /// Green Bay, WI /// Resch Center+ (SOLD OUT)
September 17 /// Green Bay, WI /// Resch Center+ (SOLD OUT)
September 22 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// Lake Tahoe Outdoor
Arena at Harveys+ (SOLD OUT)
September 23 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// Lake Tahoe Outdoor
Arena at Harveys+ (SOLD OUT)
September 30 /// Albany, NY /// MVP Arena+ (SOLD OUT)
October 1 /// Albany, NY /// MVP Arena+ (SOLD OUT)
October 14 /// Charleston, SC /// North Charleston
Coliseum^ (SOLD OUT)
October 15 /// Charleston, SC /// North Charleston
Coliseum^ (SOLD OUT)
October 21 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 22 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 28 /// Omaha, NE /// CHI Health Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 29 /// Omaha, NE /// CHI Health Center^ (SOLD OUT)
November 4 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena^ (SOLD OUT)
November 5 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena^ (SOLD OUT)
November 12 /// Quebec City, QC /// Videotron Centre# (SOLD OUT)
November 14 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 15 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 17 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Centre# (SOLD OUT)
November 18 /// Montreal, QC /// Centre Bell# (SOLD OUT)
November 21 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens# (SOLD OUT)
November 22 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens# (SOLD OUT)
December 9 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Paycom Center% (SOLD OUT)
December 10 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Paycom Center% (SOLD OUT)

*with special guests Cody Johnson, Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade
‡with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Morgan Wade
+with special guests Jordan Davis and Morgan Wade
^with special guests Jordan Davis and Lainey Wilson
#with special guests Riley Green and Chayce Beckham
%with special guest Jordan Davis and more to be announced


www.LukeCombs.com

Lindsay Ell Crushes Day 3, at Stagecoach

As the sun began to set on Stagecoach 2022, a familiar voice rang out from the Mane Stage. Lindsay Ell took the stage, on day three, and put on a high energy performance, filled with guest appearances and her latest chart topping hits, which got the 75,000 fans on their feet and singing along, prior to headliner Luke Combs, taking the stage.

Dressed in neon green, Lindsay began her set with an infectious amount of energy that spilled over to the crowd, who quickly began singing along to “Criminal” and didn’t stop until her final song, “What Happens In A Small Town“.

During her performance, the crowd of 75,000, was treated to Lindsay’s latest release, “Right on Time“. a song that Lindsay told me, was “near and dear to her heart, because of the constant pressure that is placed on women, by society, to fall in love, get married and have kids; all by a certain age.” She stated, “women are beautiful and should be empowered to live their life on their own timeline; write their own stories.” Before performing “Right on Time” at Stagecoach, Lindsay dedicated the song to women everywhere, as a reminder that they “can’t be late to their own party.” The statement was greeted cheers as the women, and some men in the crowd, recognized the realness of her statement.

Shortly after that song, Lindsay and her band, had a little fun with the crowd, by squirting them with water guns, then quickly returned to the stage to introduce special guests, Cheat Codes, for their next song, “How Do You Love“. The trio and Lindsay, proceeded to perform their smash hit, while the crowd danced, sang and throughly enjoyed the moment. The end of Lindsay’s set was capped, with her most popular song to date, “What Happens in a Small Town“, a song featuring Brantley Gilbert.

Although Lindsay’s performances are entertaining, because of her incredible guitar skills, crowd interaction, and high energy throughout the set, this one felt very different. Good different. This was, easily, one of my favorite performances of Stagecoach weekend. Lindsay’s energy provided an atmosphere that we hadn’t experienced since the beginning of the pandemic. Lindsay was captivating throughout and reminded us, of just how much fun live music can be, and how much we’ve missed it!

Thank you, Lindsay!

If you’d like to experience Lindsay Ell’s phenomenal performance for yourself, be sure to follow her on all social media platforms, and catch her opening for Shania Twain this summer.

For more info about Lindsay Ell, check out LindsayEll.com

Photo: @JesusRosasPhotos

Holiday State debuts Festival Anthem ‘Indio’

When the weather get’s warmer in the Coachella Valley, it only means one thing… Festival Season! This year, April marks the return of Coachella and Stagecoach, after a two year hiatus due to covid. Just in time for our local festivals, the country trio, Holiday State, has released the song “Indio”, which promises to be a festival-fan favorite for years to come.

Holiday State, is a pop-country trio made up of brothers Brandon, Brett & Bryan DeLaura. The group hails from Ranch Santa Margarita, California, and has released several singles throughout their career and expect to drop their first EP in fall of 2022. The brothers have stated that being of Hawaiian and Hispanic descent they find musical influence in their culture, as well as their music they grew up listening to during their childhood.

Holiday State’s latest song, “Indio”, is another addition to their catchy, feel good style, that instantly transports listeners into a festive, chill-vibe. The song has already been streamed over 15k times, and has been shared on social media, by none other than Waymond Fermon, the Mayor of Indio.

The trio’s list of feel good songs don’t end with “Indio”, the brothers have also released popular singles, such as “Friday Feelin” and “Where I Wanna Be“. It is easy to see that Holiday State is well on their way to becoming rising stars on the pop country scene, with more than enough talent to perform at Stagecoach, TailgateFest, or any number of country festivals throughout the US.

We look forward to future hits from Holiday State and forsee them headlining at a concert venue, near you.

Be sure to check out HolidayState.com for their latest music and upcoming shows.