MIRANDA LAMBERT ANNOUNCES THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JUSTIN MOORE AND JOSH KELLEY
Nashville, TN (January 31, 2011) Following a whirlwind year full of impressive accolades and her first ever headlining tour, Texas singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert is revving up to hit the road again. The Revolution Continues nationwide tour kicks off February 24th in St. Louis, MO with special guests Justin Moore and Josh Kelley. In addition to her own tour, Lambert will join country legend Alan Jackson for his first Australian tour, which sold out in minutes.
Last year, Lambert’s first headlining tour met with sold out shows and rave reviews. The Revolution Continues tour should prove to deliver more of the same.
“Whether it was the energetic ‘Gunpowder and Lead,’ where she picked up her microphone stand (shaped as a rifle) and pointed it at the crowd, or the emotional ‘The House That Built Me,’ Miranda proved she’s one of the most powerful performers in today’s country scene,” praises Annie Reuter from AOL’s The Boot.
“Aided by her powerhouse band, tender ballads like the exquisite ‘The House That Built Me’ and snarling barnburners like ‘Maintain the Pain’ blended to form a seamless 90-minute set that was over far too soon,” raves Preston Jones with the Star Telegram.
“As for Lambert, she proved her queenly stature with terrific songs (the right mix of attitude and emotion — with plenty of depth), a potent voice (no one can twang a song like she can) and a tight, forceful band,” says Star Tribune’s Jon Bream.
Lambert’s special guests also sing her praises and can’t wait to get this tour started.
“Miranda and I met and became buddies on Brad Paisley’s American Saturday Night tour, although, I’ve been a fan of her music for a while,” says Justin Moore. “I am very excited to get to tour together again and I couldn’t be happier for her and her success over the past year. It’s gonna be a blast.”
“I can’t wait to tour again with Miranda this spring to continue the Revolution, we had so much fun together in fall,” exclaims Josh Kelley. “Getting to introduce my new songs to her audience was exhilarating, and now that my album ‘Georgia Clay’ is being released on March 22nd, fans will be able to take the music home with them.”
|February 16||San Antonio,TX||San Antonio Rodeo – AT & T Center|
|February 18&19||Ft. Worth, TX||Billy Bob’s|
|March 16||Houston, TX||Houston Rodeo – Reliant Stadium|
|February 24||St. Louis, MO||Chaifetz Arena|
|February 25||Evansville, IN||Roberts Stadium|
|February 26||Cedar Falls, IA||McLeod Center|
|March 24||Ft. Wayne, IN||Allen County War Memorial|
|March 25||Pikeville, KY||Eastern Kentucky Expo Center|
|March 26||Knoxville, TN||Knoxville Civic Coliseum|
|March 27||Morgantown, WV||West Virginia University Coliseum|
|April 7||Norman, OK||Lloyd Noble Center|
|April 8||Dodge City, KS||Ford County Events Center|
|April 9||Lincoln, NE||Pershing Auditorium|
|April 14||Estero, FL||Germain Arena|
|April 15||St. Augustine, FL||St. Augustine Amphitheater|
|April 16||Melbournem, FL||Wickham Park Pavilion|
Platinum-selling recording artist and hit singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert recently added three GRAMMY nominations to her list of ever-growing accolades, for a total of six career GRAMMY nods. She will perform on the show, along with such superstars as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Usher.
In 2010, she was nominated for a record-setting nine CMA awards and took home the trophies for three of those, including Album of the Year (Revolution), Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “The House That Built Me.” She received her first AMA nomination for Favorite Female Country Artist and won her first ever fan-voted CMT Award, for Female Video of the Year. Earlier in the year, she scored ACM wins for Album of the Year (Revolution), Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year (White Liar). Her second single from Revolution, “The House That Built Me,” held the Number 1 position for 4 straight weeks. It followed “White Liar” which was Miranda’s first career No.1 single. Miranda newest single is “Heart Like Mine.”
For more information, visit www.MirandaLambert.com.
Born and raised in Poyen, Arkansas (Pop. 272), Southern Country Stylist Justin Moore embodies the soul and character of a kid from a small town in both life and in music with his tough-talking, straight-shooting brand of Country music. Lauded as Billboard’s “New Country Artist of 2009,” Moore was the only new Country artist that year to earn #1 single status (for his hometown anthem “Small Town USA”). The success of “Small Town USA” made the Arkansas native the first solo artist to have a song from his/her debut album go to #1 since Taylor Swift’s “Our Song” (from her Big Machine Records self-titled release) in December 2007. The hit has sold over half a million downloads to-date. Moore’s follow-up single, “Backwoods,” was a Top 5 hit and his single, “How I Got To Be This Way” was a top 20 hit. Moore’s self-titled album, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200’s Top 10, was recognized as one of the best albums of 2009 in The New York Times’ “The Year in the Arts” list by music critic Jon Caramanica. Justin’s sophomore album will be out later this year, with a new single set to impact Country Radio in first quarter.
A 2010 CMT Music Award Nominee, Moore is also a Top 15 MySpace Artist (Country) and performed alongside Brad Paisley on the H20 World Tour through the end of 2010. The rising star has been featured recently in The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Country, Billboard and USA Today as well as on the 2010 CMT Music Awards, NPR, WGN Midday News, Fox News Channel, the Associated Press, the 2009 CMT Music Awards, Crook & Chase, GAC and Better TV. Moore’s music has also been featured on FOX’s Hannity & Colmes, NFL Rewind and the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on Justin Moore, visit: www.moorejustinmusic.com or www.myspace.com/moorejustinmusic
Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley joined the Universal Music Group Nashville family, signing with MCA in 2009. His debut country album Georgia Clay is slated for release on March 22nd, with the first single “Georgia Clay” currently Top 30 at country radio. Kelley has experienced plenty of musical success in the past with the release of six previous studio albums; including the critically-acclaimed For The Ride Home which featured his top-5 hit “Amazing”.
Growing up in Georgia, country music was always a part of his upbringing. With this new project he has returned to his roots and feels like he is finally back home. Kelley has maintained a high media profile over the past 4 years, appearing on the Emmy award-winning NBC talk show Ellen and performing on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly, Carson Daly and E!. He has been featured in People Magazine, Us Weekly, Billboard, Life & Style, OK! Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Radar, Paste, and many other notable publications. Several of his songs have been featured on episodes of Smallville (“Almost Honest” and “Cain and Able”), Scrubs (digital soundtrack), Brothers and Sisters (“Opposite of Me”), The Hills (“Miles Away”) and What About Brian (“Lady of Mine”). Kelley also penned the theme song for CBS’ hit series Mike & Molly entitled “I See Love” which is performed by Keb Mo.