Rogers, Bowen Tour
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen kick off their 21-date Hold My Beer tour in Omaha, NE today (July 9). The duo—known individually for successful solo careers—released Hold My Beer: Vol. 1 in April. The 10-track album, produced by Lloyd Maines, was born from Rogers and Bowen’s 8-year-running acoustic tour, called Hold My Beer And Watch This.
The duo that historically sells out major Texas markets, will expand to cities including Chicago, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and West Hollywood’s famed Troubadour, closing with a headlining performance on Sept. 17 during AmericanaFest in Nashville.
Lee Ann Womack On Daytrotter
Lee Ann Womack brings her music to tastemaker site Daytrotter for an intimate acoustic performance including songs from her Grammy-nominated The Way I’m Livin’.
She also recently performed at a tribute concert saluting Waylon Jennings at Austin’s Moody Theater. The event, titled Outlaw: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings, also featured Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves and Alison Krauss and was recorded for distribution.
Mersi Stone Releases EP
Rising country music duo Mersi Stone recently released their EP, Who I Am, to iTunes. The band is comprised of sisters Kori Jean and Kelsi Olsen, who grew up in Austin, Texas. They have writing credits on all seven cuts on the project.
Kori Jean explains, “Who I Am, is the most honest and raw album that we’ve ever put out. It embodies the fun times in life, and the times where the load seems too heavy to carry. Hopefully the messages will resonate with our fans and listeners.”
DRX July Showcase
The DRX Artist Showcase was held July 7 at 3rd and Lindsley Bar & Grill. Dove award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Ty Herndon hosted the July showcase, which featured performances by Brian Collins, Carissa Leigh, Sarah Ross, Nick Sturms and Amy Wilcox. The next monthly DRX showcase is scheduled for Aug. 4.