Following a whirlwind year full of impressive accolades and her first-ever headlining tour, country music star Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, is revving up to hit the road again. “The Revolution Continues” nationwide tour kicks off Feb. 24 in St. Louis, Mo., with special guests Justin Moore and Josh Kelley.
The 2011 extension of her “Revolution” tour includes an April 7 show at Lloyd Noble Center on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman.
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, the Texas native’s first headlining tour met with sold out shows and rave reviews. “The Revolution Continues” tour should prove to deliver more of the same.
“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,” Moore says in the tour announcement. “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,” says 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.”
The singer-songwriter continues to tour in support of her acclaimed fall 2009 album “Revolution.”
The platinum-selling star 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 Feb. 13 awards show, along with such superstars as Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Usher.
In 2010, she was nominated for a record-setting nine Country Music Association 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 American Music Awards 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 Academy of Country Music Award wins for Album of the Year (“Revolution”), Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year (“White Liar”). On Tuesday, Lambert and former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn will announce the nominees for the 2011 ACM Awards, which are set to be handed out April 3 in Las Vegas.
Her second single from Revolution, “The House That Built Me,” held the No. 1 position on the country charts for four straight weeks. It followed “White Liar,” which was the Tishomingo resident’s first career No.1 single. Her newest single is “Heart Like Mine.”
Born and raised in Poyen, Ark., (population 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 No. 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 No. 1 since Taylor Swift’s “Our Song” (from her Big Machine Records self-titled release) in December 2007. The hit has sold more than 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 Billboar d 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 the first quarter.
A 2010 CMT Music Award Nominee, Moore is also a Top 15 MySpace Country Artist and performed alongside Brad Paisley on the H20 World Tour through the end of 2010. 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, go to www.moorejustinmusic.com.
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 22, 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. Several of his songs have been featured on episodes of “Smallville,” “Scrubs,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “The Hills” and “What About Brian.” Kelley also penned the theme song for CBS’ hit series “Mike & Molly,” titled “I See Love” and performed by Keb Mo.
For more information on the tour, go to www.MirandaLambert.com. See a full list of “The Revolution Continues” tour dates after the break.
“The Revolution Continues” tour dates
Miranda Solo Dates
San Antonio Rodeo – AT & T Center
Ft. Worth, TX
Houston Rodeo – Reliant Stadium
With Justin Moore and Josh Kelley:
St. Louis, MO
Cedar Falls, IA
Ft. Wayne, IN
Allen County War Memorial
Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
Knoxville Civic Coliseum
West Virginia University Coliseum
Lloyd Noble Center
Dodge City, KS
Ford County Events Center
St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheater
Wickham Park Pavilion
Australia dates with Alan Jackson:
Rod Laver Arena
Hunter Valley, Australia
CMC Rocks The Hunter Festival
March 10 – 12
Brisbane Entertainment Centre