Mitchell Tenpenny To Launch 12-City Album Release Tour

Mitchell Tenpenny is kicking off his Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour Dec. 8 in Rome, Georgia, and will visit 12 cities through Feb. 1, 2019, including Chicago, Charlotte, Denver, and more. He’ll play a Nashville show at City Winery on Dec. 11. The tour will include special guests Adam Hambrick, Seaforth and Ross Ellis.

He launches the tour just as his new album, Telling All My Secrets, is set for release on Riser House/Columbia Nashville Dec. 14 and his debut single, “Drunk Me,” rises into the Top 5 at radio.

“There are so many people to celebrate this moment with, and I wanted to go to them with this release,” says Tenpenny. “From the first full-band gig I played in Nashville at 12th & Porter in July of 2017, to all the songwriters, musicians, publishers, industry executives and early critics that were willing to give my music a shot, this tour is so I have a chance to look you each in the eye and tell you ‘thank you for making this dream a reality.’”

Every ticket purchased online includes a copy of his album, and ticket packages are available at

Telling All My Secrets Album Release Tour dates:
Dec. 8:Rome, Ga.; Rome City Brewing*
Dec. 11: Nashville, Tenn.; City Winery ~
Dec. 12: Chicago; Joe’s on Weed St.~
Dec. 15: Macon, Ga.; The Crazy Bull^
Dec. 20: Grand Rapids, Mich.; The Intersection^
Dec. 21: Columbus, Ohio; The Bluestone^
Dec. 22: West Peoria, Ill.; Crusens^
Jan. 4: Charlotte, N.C.; Coyote Joe’s^
Jan. 5: Greenville, S.C.; Blind Horse Saloon^
Jan. 11: Charlottesville, Va.; Jefferson Theater*
Jan. 12: Silver Springs, Md.; The Fillmore*
Feb. 1: Denver; The Grizzly Rose*
*denotes a date with Seaforth
^denotes a date with Ross Ellis
~denotes a date with Adam Hambrick

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen To Perform At Country Thunder Alberta

Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert with The Pistol Annies, Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Roots & Boots featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye, Shawn Austin, Meghan PatrickJimmie Allen, Jordan Davis, Leaving Thomas and the Hunter Brothers will all perform on the Country Thunder Alberta, set for Aug. 16-18, 2019.

“Alberta has embraced this festival since-day one, and Calgary has become a special city for us,” says Country Thunder Music Festivals CEO, Troy Vollhoffer. “Prairie Winds Park is a magical place that creates an incredible vibe. The artists love to look out to see the fans packed all the way to the top of the hill. We’re thrilled to return with this line-up for these amazing country music supporters.”

Paradigm Acquires Dale Morris & Associates Touring Business

Kenny Chesney. Photo: Allister Ann

Paradigm Talent Agency and Morris Higham Management have entered into an agreement to bring Dale Morris & Associates, their artist-driven in-house touring arm, together with Paradigm.

As part of the deal, agents Mike Betterton and Nate Ritches become part of Paradigm’s Nashville team, bringing eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney; reigning ACM and CMA Group of the Year Old Dominion; EMI Records Nashville’s Brandon Lay; and Warner Music Nashville’s Ryan Griffin and Walker County.

They join Paradigm’s music roster that includes Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran, Halsey, Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Shawn Mendes, Phish, Margo Price, Tiësto, Lorde, Dave Matthews Band, Sturgill Simpson, Imagine Dragons, Tori Kelly, Gucci Mane, Sara Bareilles, The Lumineers and Alessia Cara.

In addition to the touring business, Paradigm will work in conjunction with Morris Higham Management (MHM) to create unique and compelling opportunities for the MHM management clients. By offering a broadened network and enhanced resources to their roster, the collaboration will expand their focus globally.

“Dale Morris and Clint Higham’s beliefs and values perfectly align with our art and artist philosophy at Paradigm. They are unique, independent pioneers who share our unwavering focus on the artists we represent and the art they create,” said Sam Gores, Chairman & CEO of Paradigm. “Our cultures complement one another perfectly. We both have a fierce commitment to our artists, and we will be utilizing the combined strengths and resources from both companies to push this partnership into new territory.”

“I have always believed you put the artist and the fans first,” says founder Dale Morris. “When you make that the priority, stay connected to the business and keep it your focus, you can do things people say are impossible. We’ve always gotten in the trenches, bringing the acts to the people, and we’ve built careers that last for generations.”

“In today’s world, where global reach is needed and music delivery changes daily, having the strongest team possible is critical to continue growing,” said Morris Higham co-head and CMA Manager of the Year Clint Higham. “We have always thought outside the box, taking Kenny to stadiums and building Old Dominion without a record deal. To me, this affords us a much bigger box to think outside, and that’s everything Dale Morris & Associates was built on.”

Devin Dawson To Join Dan + Shay On UK Leg Of Tour

Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville’s Devin Dawson will be joining label-mates Dan + Shay on each of their January 2019 dates in the UK. Dawson began his first headlining tour, the Stray Off Course Tour, earlier this month and it will extend into February 2019.

Dawson also recently announced that the title track to his debut album, Dark Horse, is his next single set to impact radio Dec. 10.

“Stray Off Course” Tour Dates
Dec. 7: Texas Live! – Arlington, TX
Dec. 8: Texas Club – Baton Rouge, LA
Dec. 13: River Spirit Casino – Tulsa, OK
Dec. 14: Choctaw Casino – Durant, OK
Dec. 15: Gilley’s – Pocola, OK
Jan. 17: The Garage – Glasgow (sold out)*
Jan. 18: 02 Institute – Birmingham*
Jan. 19: 02 Ritz Manchester – Manchester (sold out)*
Jan. 22: SWX – Bristol*
Jan. 23: Cambridge Junction – Cambridge*
Jan. 24: 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London*
Jan. 31: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Feb. 1: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Feb. 2: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
Feb. 6: Brick Street Bar – Oxford, OH
Feb. 7: The Bluestone – Columbus, OH
Feb. 8: Joe’s on Weed Street – Chicago, IL
Feb. 9: The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI
Feb. 14: Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
Feb. 15: Saturn – Birmingham, AL
Feb. 16: Headliners Music Hall – Louisville, KY
Feb. 21: Blue Note – Columbia, MO
Feb. 22: The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 23: Thirsty Cowboy – Medina, OH
*UK Tour with Dan + Shay

Chris Young Heads To UK In 2019 With Losing Sleep World Tour

Chris Young is heading back across the pond to the UK in 2019 for several limited engagement dates as part of his “Chris Young Losing Sleep World Tour.” Headlining stops are planned for Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in May, and tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, Nov. 23 at

The RCA Records Nashville artist made his inaugural trip to the UK in 2013 and has toured there four of the last six years. Special guest on the UK leg of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep World Tour” dates is Lindsay Ell.

Chris Young Losing Sleep World Tour 2019 UK Dates:
Sunday, May 5: Manchester, England Manchester Academy
Monday, May 6: Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow O2 Academy
Wednesday, May 8: Birmingham, England Birmingham O2 Academy
Thursday, May 9: London, England London Eventim Apollo

Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour To Launch In May

Thomas Rhett will launch his Very Hot Summer Tour next May with special guests Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins. The run will kick off May 17 in Spokane, Washington, and will hit 39 cities including Virginia Beach, Dallas, Boston, Birmingham, Chicago and many more before wrapping in Nashville on Oct. 12.

Initial ticket sales are scheduled for Nov. 30 via, and fans can also purchase tickets for additional select cities beginning Friday, Jan. 25 as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket. Additional dates will continue to roll out over the coming weeks.

“We literally just closed out our 2018 tour in the U.K. last week and I’m already thinking about next year’s tour,” said Thomas Rhett. “I’m glad we have the winter to plan and come up with some crazy stuff for next year because I can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than out on the road with my fans. And, I get to bring my dad and two of my favorite artists in country music along for the ride.”

2019 Very Hot Summer Tour Dates:
5/17 Spokane, WA**
5/18 Tacoma, WA**
5/25 Orange Beach, AL
5/26 Orange Beach, AL
6/13 Virginia Beach, VA
6/14 Charlotte, NC
6/15 Bristow, VA
6/20 Detroit, MI
6/21 Indianapolis, IN
6/28 Dallas, TX
6/29 Houston, TX
7/11 Toronto, ON
7/12 Pittsburgh, PA
7/19 Darien Center, NY
7/20 Hershey, PA
8/1 Philadelphia, PA
8/2 Boston, MA
8/3 Holmdel, NJ
8/8 Raleigh, NC
8/9 Cincinnati, OH
8/10 Atlanta, GA
8/15 Rogers, AR
8/16 Southaven, MS
8/17 Birmingham, AL
9/5 Sioux Falls, SD
9/6 Des Moines, IA
9/7 St. Paul, MN
9/12 Kansas City, MO
9/13 St. Louis, MO
9/14 Chicago, IL
9/19 Bridgeport, CT
9/20 New York, NY
9/21 Albany, NY
10/3 Greenville, SC
10/4 Jacksonville, TN
10/5 Orlando, FL
10/10 Knoxville, TN
10/11 Louisville, KY
10/12 Nashville, TN
**Shows without Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins

8th Annual Touring Career Workshop Wraps In Nashville

Pictured: Jessica Trindle, Mark Anderson, Mike Marcario, Chris Lisle, Joe Marcario, Erik Parker

The 8th annual Touring Career Workshop, which provides education and networking for those in Nashville’s touring industry, was held Nov. 13 at Soundcheck Annex in Nashville.

The event drew nearly 400 people. More than 20 industry members from fields ranging from financial planning, law, and veteran touring professionals shared their stories of balancing work and personal life. The event was founded and is led by Chris Lisle and Erik Parker. The workshop also featured a keynote address by Mike Cruce of Media Visions, who is celebrating their 25th year of business.

Sponsors included Bandit Lites, Moo TV, Stage Call, Media Visions, Chauvet, Morris Sound & Light, Harman/Martin, Elation Lighting, 4Wall, ACT, Elite Multimedia, High End Systems, Vari Lite/Phillips, DCR, LabeLive, Soundcheck, Robe, Blackbird Academy, Accurate Staging, Clair Brothers, Musician Wellness and Yee Haw Brewery.

Pictured (L-R): Craig Stahl, MooTV; Brent Barrett, Bandit Lites; David Haskell, Morris Light and Sound; John Dunn, Elation Professional

Kenny Chesney Adds Songs For The Saints Tour Dates For 2019

Kenny Chesney has added some dates to his upcoming Songs For The Saints Tour, which kicks off in Louisville April 4 and will include a mix of arenas and stadiums. The first leg of the tour will hit Jacksonville, Florida; Oklahoma City; Albany, New York; Charleston and more through May 25.

“We have played the stadium in Louisville several times, but in really looking at this notion, I wanted to give them something more intimate,” Chesney explains. “This tour is going to really feel like a club show – and put the music front and center. It’s why we’re going to Oklahoma City, Albany, Lincoln and Jacksonville next year. Go to No Shoes Nation, and bring them the songs where they live. We know how to do stadiums, and we love the rush of those shows. But you never want to get to where you take it for granted, or you’re so used to it, it’s just what you do. There’s a real intimacy even in arenas that you don’t have in a stadium, and it’s something we’ve not had for a while. To me, it’s a whole other canvas for us – and I’m psyched about it.”

Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour:
April 4            Louisville, KY                       KFC Yum! Center
April 5            Champaign, IL                       State Farm Center
April 6            Grand Rapids, MI                  Van Andel Arena
April 12          Greensboro, NC                     Greensboro Coliseum
April 13          Jacksonville, FL                     Daily’s Place
April 18          Washington, DC                     The Anthem
April 25          Charleston, SC                       Volvo Car Stadium
April 26          Tallahassee, FL                      Donald L Tucker Civic Center
April 27         Orange Beach, AL                 The Wharf
May 2             Columbia, MO                       Mizzou Arena
May 3             Wichita, KS                            INTRUST Bank Arena
May 4             Oklahoma City, OK                Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 9            Albany, NY                            Times Union Arena
May 10           Wilkes-Barre, PA                    Mohegan Sun Arena
May 11           Atlantic City, NJ                     Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
May 17           Sioux Falls, SD                       Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18           Lincoln, NE                            Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 25           Tuscaloosa, AL                       Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Walker Hayes Takes Cues From Fans For 2019 Tour Title

Photo Credit: Matthew Berinato

Walker Hayes enlisted the help of his fans to name his upcoming 2019 Dream On It tour, which kicks off in January. The winning name was selected by Hayes himself through a contest he posted to his socials and was chosen from thousands of proposals. The winner of the contest received tickets to any of the tour’s show dates with a guest as well as dinner with Hayes and his band at the tour stop of their choosing.

“I’m so jacked to announce my Dream On It Tour and get back on the road,” said Hayes. “Thank you to my fans for working so hard to help me pick the perfect tour name. Y’all have been involved since the beginning, so it only seemed fitting to have y’all be part of it.”

Filmore will join Hayes on much of his Dream On It Tour, where fans can expect to hear their favorites including his latest single, “90’s Country,” which is currently available on all digital and streaming platforms. Dates on the new tour include a stop in Nashville at the Mercy Lounge on March 5, and tickets go on sale to the public Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. CT. VIP tickets, featuring early entry to the venue, a meet & greet, a pre-show acoustic performance, a Q&A session, a “90’s Country” lyric sheet signed by Walker, a “90’s Country” koozie, and more are available for purchase. 

Dream On It Tour Dates:
Jan. 31, 2019 — Houston, TX — House of Blues Houston
Feb. 1, 2019 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues Dallas
Feb. 2, 2019 — Baton Rouge, La. — Texas Club
Feb. 8, 2019 — Lake Buena Vista, Fla. — The Block
Feb. 22, 2019 — Rosemont, Ill. — Joe’s Live
Feb. 23, 2019 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Elevation at The Intersection
Feb. 28, 2019 — Ashwaubenon, Wis. — Green Bay Distillery
Mar. 1, 2019 — Madison, Wis. — Majestic Theatre
Mar. 2, 2019 — Des Moines, Iowa — Wooly’s
Mar. 5, 2019 — Nashville, Tenn. — Mercy Lounge
Mar. 7, 2019 — Atlanta, Ga. — Buckhead Theatre
Mar. 8, 2019 — Birmingham, Ala. — Iron City
Mar. 14, 2019 — Rocky Mount, Va. — Harvester Performance Center
Mar. 15, 2019 — North Myrtle Beach, S.C. — House of Blues Myrtle Beach
Mar. 21, 2019 — Silver Spring, Md. — The Fillmore
Mar. 22, 2019 — Philadelphia, Pa. — The TLA
Mar. 23, 2019 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues Boston
April 11, 2019 — Columbus, Ohio — Newport Music Hall
April 12, 2019 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The Mill & Mine
April 13, 2019 — Greensboro, N.C. — Cone Denim Entertainment Center
April 26, 2019 — Denver, Colo. — Grizzly Rose*
April 27, 2019 — Salt Lake City, Utah — The Depot
April 29, 2019 — San Martin, Calif. — Clos La Chance Winery
April 30, 2019 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
May 2, 2019 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox
May 3, 2019 — Spokane, Wash. — The Knitting Factory
May 4, 2019 — Boise, Idaho — Knitting Factory Concert House

*Filmore will not be opening that date

Brothers Osborne Extend Tour, Welcome The Wild Feathers, Ruston Kelly, Devon Gilfillian

Brothers Osborne will extend their headlining world tour into 2019. The duo will launch the next leg of the tour on Jan. 10 in Chicago, and will welcome The Wild Feathers, Ruston Kelly and Devon Gilfillian for select dates.

The tour will visit more than 40 additional markets including New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Fans can purchase tickets beginning this Friday, Nov. 16 at

Joining John and TJ Osborne for select dates is country rock band The Wild Feathers, comprised of vocalist Taylor Burns, singer-guitarist Ricky Young, singer-bassist Joel King and drummer Ben Dumas. Singer-songwriter Ruston Kelly will also hit the road with Brothers Osborne for several dates. Ruston released his full-length debut album, Dying Star, earlier this fall. In addition, Philadelphia-born Gilfillian will join Brothers Osborne for the remaining tour dates. Gilfillian released his self-titled EP in May 2016.

Brothers Osborne – World Tour Dates:
Nov. 25: Glasgow, Scotland O2 Academy Glasgow**
Nov. 27: Newcastle, England O2 Academy Newcastle**
Nov. 28: Manchester, England Academy Manchester**
Nov. 30: Nottingham, England Rock City**
Dec. 1: Porthcawl, Wales Planet Rock Festival
Dec. 2: London, England O2 Kentish Town Forum**
Jan. 10: Chicago, IL Riviera Theater*
Jan. 11: Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit*
Jan. 12: Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre*
Jan. 23: New York, NY Terminal 5*
Jan. 24: Boston, MA House of Blues*
Jan. 25: Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore*
Jan. 26: Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – Indoor*
Jan. 30: Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre*
Jan. 31: Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre*
Feb. 1: Mobile, AL Saenger Theater*
Feb. 6: Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre*
Feb. 7: Shreveport, LA Municipal Auditorium*
Feb. 8: Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas*
Feb. 14: Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
Feb. 15: Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*
Feb. 16: Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*
Feb. 20: Columbus, OH Express Live! Indoor Pavilion +
Feb. 21: Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center +
Feb. 22: Richmond, VA The National+
Feb. 23: Washington, DC The Anthem+
Mar. 2: Saint Augustine, FL The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre+
Mar. 6: Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater+
Mar. 7: Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre+
Mar. 8: Saint Louis, MO The Pageant+
Mar. 9: Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center+
Mar. 13: Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium+
Mar. 14: Atlanta, GA Tabernacle+
Mar. 15: Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theater+
Mar. 21: New Orleans, LA The Fillmore New Orleans – Music Hall^
Mar. 22: Little Rock, AR Robinson Hall Little Rock^
Mar. 26: Salt Lake City, UT Union Event Center^
Mar. 27: Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House^
Mar. 28: Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo^
Mar. 30: Oakland, CA Fox Theater^
Mar. 31: Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre^
Apr. 2: Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater^
Apr. 3: Los Angeles, CA The Novo^
Apr. 4: San Diego, CA House of Blues^
Apr. 9: Oklahoma City, OK The Jones Assembly^
Apr. 10: Austin, TX Stubbs Waller Creek^
Apr. 12: Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas^
Apr. 25: Wichita, KS The Cotillion Ballroom^
Apr. 26: Lincoln, NE Lincoln In The Streets^
Apr. 27: Columbia, MO The Blue Note – Outdoors^
*Featuring The Wild Feathers
+Featuring Ruston Kelly
^Featuring Devon Gilfillian
**Featuring Lucie Silvas