Thursday, March 11, 2010

Miranda Lambert's "Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars" Tour

Nashville, TN (March 11, 2010) -- With her sharp-tongued, no-holds barred attitude, incendiary stage performances, and gun-toting anthems, platinum recording artist Miranda Lambert is a force to be reckoned with -- a woman most men would think twice about double-crossing. Her recent number one hit “White Liar” along with hits like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Gunpowder & Lead” and “Kerosene” leave no question that the gal can hold her own. But there’s a new breed of rough & rowdy country artists who think they are man enough to keep up with the 6x ACM nominated star.

Miranda embarks on her “Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars” headlining tour next week and for all but a handful of dates, she’s enlisted some of the hottest male talents in country music - James Otto, David Nail, Randy Houser, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Eric Church, Jake Owen, Wade Bowen, Luke Bryan and Chris Young. Each will join Miranda for select dates through out the tour.

“I like pink guitars and puppies so how scary can I be?” laughs Miranda. "Seriously, it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ve been on tour with some great male headliners so I thought it’s only natural that I invite some talented guys on my first official headlining tour!”

"We're excited to join Miranda for a few dates on her upcoming tour," exlaims Cross Canadian Ragweed's guitarist Grady Cross. "It's been about 5 years since we've performed with her and we're proud to be back. Miranda is a great entertainer and its guaranteed to be a good time!"

“Miranda is one of the most talented singer/songwriters out there,” says Chris Young. “I have always loved her music and her live shows, and I’m very excited about being on the road with her.”

“I can’t wait to get out on the road with Miranda,” says an enthusiastic Jake Owen. “She and her band know how to rock and our show is a perfect fit with that. Her fans are always ready to have a good time and we’re ready to show them a party.”

"Miranda has always been one of the most confident women I've been around. It seems she always has her head in the game and ready for the next step before she even knows what that might be," says fellow Texan Wade Bowen. "Her music is original and unique without sticking herself under the radar and with every album release, I find myself anxious to see what she is going to do next. Not many artists have that effect on people anymore!"

"Miranda and I both have a lot of respect for each other musically," says Eric Church. "I consider her a badass and she considers me one. Put us both together and it should be unsafe at best. Everybody better rest up for this one cause we're gonna blow it up."

Miranda’s newest single “The House that Built Me,” a song that showcases her softer, sentimental side, became the #1 most added song this week at over 100 country radio stations. With six 2010 ACM nominations under her belt, a newly celebrated Gold certification of both her first #1 single, "White Liar," and her critically acclaimed third studio album, Revolution, and her first headlining tour, Miranda Lambert has laid a strong foundation in becoming country music's next big superstar.

Platinum and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist Miranda Lambert recently scored six Academy of Country Music nominations, including Album of the Year for Revolution, and both Song and Single of the Year nods for her first #1 hit "White Liar." Her critically-acclaimed third album, Revolution, debuted at #1 and joins her previous two releases that debuted at the very top of Billboard’s Country Album Charts, making her one of four artists in country music history whose first three albums landed the #1 spot out of the box. Lambert received rare perfect reviews from countless publications including 4 stars from Rolling Stone and USA Today, an ‘A’ from Entertainment Weekly and exuberant praise from SPIN, NY Times, Washington Post and more. Many have claimed Revolution the “Best Album of the Year” in any genre including Houston Chronicle and NPR’s All Things Considered. She won the coveted ACM Album of the Year in 2008 and ACM Best New Female Award in 2007. Her string of nominations include CMA’s Horizon Award (2005, 2006), ACM’s Top Female Vocalist Award (2008, 2009) and Grammys for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (2006, 2007). With this much artillery under her belt, it’s no surprise the fiery Texas bombshell packs a pretty hard punch - her live shows no exception.

Missouri native David Nail’s debut record I’m About To Come Alive was released on MCA Nashville August ‘09 and became the 3rd highest new artist debut on the country charts for the year. Single “Red Light” peaked at #6 and holds the record for the longest charted single in Mediabase history at 42 weeks. The track also just earned an Academy of Country Music Award nomination for “Single of the Year”. Nail wrote five of the eleven tracks for Alive, which boasts many notable names. Lambert lends her vocals to the moody “Strangers On A Train” and both Rascal Flatts lead Gary LeVox (“Summer Job Days”) and Kenny Chesney (“Turning Home”) appear in the songwriting credits. People magazine boasts Nail as “One of Nashville’s Hottest New Stars” and praises the album saying it’s "a rewarding set that showcases his soulful, nuanced vocals" and awarded it three out of four stars. He has also been featured by Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Ladies Home Journal and on iTunes, AOL and ESPN 2. He’s performed at Kenny Chesney’s pre-show tailgating parties, opened for Sugarland and on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Nail’s new single is “Turning Home”. Visit to hear it or to purchase it.

Los Angeles Times wrote that Randy Houser adds “grit to the genre” with his debut album ANYTHING GOES, which has positioned the Mississippi-born, soul-drenched country singer and songwriter to become one of the next big artists to emerge in the genre. Houser, was ranked No. 1 in Country Aircheck's 2009 Airplay Stats list in the New Artist category and was named one of this year's New Faces, receiving a great response from both fans and radio programmers with his first single “Anything Goes,” which catapulted into the Top 20 after an appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. His most recent hit single, “Boots On,” reached Top 5 on Billboard and Mediabase charts, and spent 2 weeks at #1 on Music Row charts. A viral video for the song, featuring a talented toddler rocking out and lip synching with his toy guitar, became a YouTube phenomenon tallying over 1 million views and garnered attention from CNN, The Early Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends: Weekend, and Perez Hilton, among others. Incorporated into the official music video, it has earned Houser Video of the Year nominations for both the 2009 CMA and 2010 ACM Awards. Houser co-headlined his first tour with longtime pal Jamey Johnson on CMT ON TOUR 09 and completed his first USO tour overseas with Johnson and Kellie Pickler in January 2010. His new single, “All About It,” will hit radio airwaves soon and will appear on his forthcoming album, THEY CALL ME CADILLAC, which he is currently recording.

With one million albums sold to date, Cross Canadian Ragweed has successfully blended the best of what Country and Southern Rock has to offer. Critically acclaimed, they've earned praise in New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, People, Country Weekly, Billboard, Pollstar and others. With a massive fanbase, the band of brothers draws nearly 60,000 fans each year at their perennial Red Dirt Round Up and Family Jam Music Festivals. With recent sold out dates up and down the West Coast, an upcoming tour in Japan and a performance at Bonaroo the band will play over 200 dates in 2010.

The path Wade Bowen is following continues to be well decorated with media acclaim, radio airplay, and an ever growing fan base that has attracted a ceaseless tour schedule totaling 200 plus dates a year. The essence of Wade Bowen has been perfectly captured on the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas CD/DVD as he solidifies his brand as a true, authentic artist. Bowen will release the next installment of the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas music series in the spring of 2010. Bowen’s release, If We Ever Make It Home debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart, #29 on the Top Current Country Albums and #176 in the Top 200 Albums. It was the #3 most downloaded country album on ITunes in its first week. If We Ever Make It Home has produced four number one singles on the Texas Music Chart and Texas Regional Radio Charts. The Texas Music Chart deemed the title track and “Nobody’s Fool,” as two of the Top 30 songs of 2009. Bowen’s current music video, “Trouble” debuted at #1 and is presently aired on CMT’s Pure 12 Pack.

RCA Nashville recording artist Chris Young recently scored his first #1 smash with “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” and the Tennessee native is on the charts now with “The Man I Want to Be,” the title track to his acclaimed sophomore album. Young’s talents have earned him a nomination as Top New Solo Vocalist for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards. Visit Chris online at .

Capitol Nashville recording artist, Eric Church recently released his widely praised sophomore effort Carolina. The album debuted at #4 on the country charts and yielded the Top 10 single “Love Your Love the Most” and the current single,“Hell on the Heart,” which is Top 20 and climbing. Rolling Stone praised the album’s “surging guitars bolstering good-ol’-boy narratives,” and The New York Times declared, “His music puts rock muscle behind honky-tonk and turns ballads into intimate close-ups.” Carolina follows the breakthrough success of Church’s critically acclaimed first effort Sinners Like Me, which claimed three Top 20 singles and a #1 video. The album earned Church widespread praise from Associated Press, Rolling Stone, People Magazine and The New York Times.

Capitol Records Nashville singer/songwriter Luke Bryan’s sophomore album, Doin’ My Thing, landed at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #6 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 album chart selling over 57,000 albums in its first week of release, more than doubling the first week sales of his debut album I’ll Stay Me in 2007. Bryan recently celebrated his first #1 song “Do I” which he co-wrote with Lady Antebellum members Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. His current single “Rain Is A Good Thing” has become Bryan’s fastest rising single to date, it’s currently inside the Top 30 on the charts and climbing.

Since releasing his debut album, Startin' With Me, RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen has celebrated five consecutive Top 15 singles. In the last two years, Owen made his national TV debut on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and has toured non-stop with the biggest names in Country Music. Jake has received nominations for Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and was named “Top New Male Vocalist” at the Academy of Country Music Awards this past April. His sophomore album, Easy Does It, hit stores on February 24, 2009.

Warner Bros. Records and GRAMMY nominated Artist James Otto spawned Billboard’s No. 1 Hot Country Song with “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” the lead single off of his debut album, Sunset Man, in 2008. Sunset Man, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, scored three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and remained in the Top 5 Country Albums chart for six weeks after its release in April 2008. Otto won an ACM and CMA Award winner in the Song of the Year category as a co-writer for “In Color” (a track that also earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song). He will release his new single, “Groovy Little Summer Song” to radio on March 8, from his forthcoming new album due from Warner Bros. Records later this year.

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