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Rising Artists Travis Denning and Tyler Rich to Open
NASHVILLE, TN (February 13, 2018) – MULTI-PLATINUM selling artist Justin Moore (The Valory Music Co.) has set his first-ever headline date at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, for Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Mercury Nashville’s Travis Denning and The Valory Music Co.’s SiriusXM Highway Find Artist Tyler Rich will open the show, which is separate from Moore’s current arena-dwelling HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR.
“It’s sentimental because I’m a huge fan of the tradition of Country music,” Moore tells The Tennessean. “For me, playing the Ryman is more about that and all the people who have played there and what it’s meant to Country music as a whole from generation to generation.”
Fans can expect to hear chart-toppers like “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Small Town USA,” and “Outlaws Like Me,” as well as songs from Moore’s third and latest No. 1 Billboard Country Album KINDA DON’T CARE including his current single, the title track.
Almost exactly nine years ago to-the-date, Moore first graced the hallowed stage of The Mother Church as part of Opry Country Classics, performing songs like “I’ve Always Been Crazy” (Waylon Jennings), “Amarillo by Morning” (George Strait) and “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” (David Allen Coe). He has also performed at the Ryman as part of Charlie Daniels’ Christmas 4 Kids and Marty Stuart’s Annual Late Night Jam, and additional performances in Nashville include concerts at Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena.
Ticket pre-sales begin Wednesday, February 14, at 10 AM CST for fans who sign up on his web site, followed by the official on-sale Friday, February 16, at 10 AM CST. To purchase, please visitjustinmooremusic.com/#Shows.
2018 Tour Dates:
Feb 15 / BMO Harris Bank Center / Rockford, IL*
Feb 16 / Allen Country Memorial Coliseum / Fort Wayne, IN*
Feb 17 / EMU Convocation Center / Ypsilanti, MI*
Feb 22 / The Lyric / Baltimore, MD*
Feb 23 / Cure Insurance Arena / Trenton, NJ*
Feb 24 / Blue Cross arena / Rochester, NY*
Mar 1 / Germaine Arena / Estero, FL*
Mar 2 / Florida Strawberry Festival / Plant City, FL
Mar 3 / St. Augustine Amphitheatre / St. Augustine, FL*
Mar 7 / Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, TN**
Mar 8 / 1st Bank Arena / Broomfield, CO*
Mar 9 / Viaero Event Center / Kearney, NE*
Mar 10 / Bismark Event Center / Bismarck, ND*
Mar 15 / Hartman Arena / Park City, KS*
Mar 16 / Brady Theater / Tulsa, OK*
Mar 17 / Rodeo Austin / Austin, TX
Mar 23 / Shreveport Municipal Auditorium / Shreveport, LA*
Mar 24 / Pensacola Bay Center / Pensacola, FL*
Mar 25 / UNO Lakefront Arena / New Orleans, LA*
Mar 29 / The Ryan Center / Kingston, RI*
Mar 30 / Cross Insurance Arena / Portland, ME*
Mar 31 / Cross Insurance Center / Bangor, ME*
Apr 19 / St Joseph Civic Arena / Saint Joseph, MO*
Apr 20 / UNO Sports & Events Complex / Cedar Falls, IA*
Apr 21 / Resch Center / Green Bay, WI*
Apr 27 / Covelli Centre / Youngstown, OH*
Apr 28 / Knoxville Civic Coliseum / Knoxville, TN*
May 2 / Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN
May 5 / Hobart Arena / Troy, OH*
May 11 / First Security Amphitheatre / Little Rock, AR*
July 2 / Conejo Creek South Park / Thousand Oaks, CA
July 21 / Country Jam / Eau Claire, WI
Aug 5 / Mississippi Valley Fairground / Davenport, IA
* Denotes Hell On A Highway Tour
** Denotes Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels
About Justin Moore:
Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” His current single, the title track from the album, is climbing up the charts. The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas-native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, the GOLD-certified OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point at You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll,” as well as seven Top 10 hits and PLATINUM-certified albums JUSTIN MOORE and OUTLAWS LIKE ME. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently kicked off his fourth headline trek, the HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR. For tour dates and more visit, JustinMooreMusic.com.
About Travis Denning:
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Travis Denning vividly remembers the moment he realized he wanted to pursue music for a living. He was seven years old sitting in his Dad’s truck and heard AC/DC for the first time. From then on, he was hooked and devoured all types of music from country, pop, rock and heavy metal. Travis started playing local bars at the age of 16 and built a solid following from his distinctive songs and raucous guitar licks. He moved to Nashville in 2014 and within a year signed a publishing deal with Jeremy Stover’s RED Creative Group. After securing outside cuts by Jason Aldean, Justin Moore and Chase Rice he caught the attention of Universal Music Group where he eventually signed a record deal in 2017. Travis recently opened shows for Lanco and will hit the road with Chase Rice as well as Justin Moore later this year. He is currently in the studio working on his debut album.
About Tyler Rich:
Raised in Yuba City, a small farming community in Northern California, Tyler Rich found his love of music gathered around a Christmas tree alongside family singing holiday classics and Creedence Clearwater Revival. At age 8 his cousin introduced him to the Country sounds of George Strait, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson before his grandparents surprised a then 14-year-old with a guitar so he could join in the annual jams. Fast forward to graduating college with a degree in Economics, Tyler moved to LA to pursue a different game of numbers – music – exploring various genres with songwriting and bands before taking the leap as a solo artist. His fanbase has grown from iHeart in Sacramento supporting his independent release to signing a record deal with The Valory Music Co. and publishing agreement with Big Machine Music. While introducing his amplified sound and infectious energy coast to coast, the 2018 CMT Listen Up Artist has moved to Nashville and become a road warrior performing alongside some of the genre’s top acts including Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay. His new single “The Difference” is available digitally now and was written by Rhett Akins, Ben Burgess, Devin Dawson and Jacob Durrett.