BEST-SELLING DUO BROOKS & DUNN EXTEND REBOOT ARENA TOUR INTO 2023 WITH SEVENTEEN NEW SHOWS
Today, the best-selling duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, announce their 2023 return to arenas with REBOOT 2023 TOUR. Seventeen new cities will now experience their show featuring multiple timeless hits. Kicking off in Kansas City, MO, on May 4th, the Live Nation-produced nationwide tour will see the duo on the road with opener Scotty McCreery.
“Last year, you all reminded us just how much fun it is to walk out on that stage and share the night with ya! We love what we do, but we’re just surfing your wave …can’t wait!!” said Kix Brooks.
“The Brooks and Dunn posse rides again,” said Ronnie Dunn. “More excited to hit the big stage as we ever have been! Unbelievable band of friends.…annnnnd YOU! Together, let’s rock the house!!”
“Having been a huge fan of their music all my life, going out on the road with Kix and Ronnie is a dream come true for me,” said McCreery. “I can’t wait for this tour to begin!”
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10am local time at brooks-dunn.com and livenation.com. Fans can also purchase VIP Packages, which may include premium tickets, invitation to the Neon Lounge, exclusive poster signed by Kix and Ronnie, VIP merchandise gift & more. For more information, visit vipnation.com.
REBOOT 2023 TOUR Official Dates:
Thu May 04 – Kansas City, MO – T- Mobile Center
Fri May 05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
Sat May 06 – Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
Thu May 11 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Fri May 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sat May 13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Thu May 18 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Fri May 19 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Sat May 20 – Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
Thu Jun 01 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Fri Jun 02 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Sat Jun 03 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Thu Jun 08 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena+
Sat Jun 10 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
Thu June 15 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort*
Fri Jun 16 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Sat Jun 17 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
*Not a Live Nation Date
+On Sale Friday, February 3
SCOTTY MCCREERY JANUARY FAN OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Scotty McCreery Fan of the Month for January 2023, Michaela C! Learn more about Michaela below!
Where are you from?: Ottawa, IL
How many years have you been a fan?: Since I first saw his audition for American Idol
How many years have you been a fan club member? 3 Years
What is your favorite Scotty song? All of them but if I have to choose just one it would be 5 More Minutes
What is your favorite Scotty album? Seasons Change
How many times have you seen Scotty live? What was your first show? What was your favorite show? 11 my favorite was when I got to meet him!
What’s one thing that sets you apart from other Scotty fans? I was 8 years old when I first saw him on American Idol. All of my siblings asked for a car for their sixteenth birthday and I asked for ticket to taste of Joilet to see Scotty.
“Damn Strait" Wins the 2022 Country Now Award for Favorite Sentimental Song
Congratulations Scotty for winning the 2022 Country Now Award for Favorite Sentimental Song.
ALABAMA Awarded Pandora Billionaire Plaque, Presented by Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery Presents Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry with Plaque Commemorating Two Billion Streams on the Streaming Service
Iconic country rock group ALABAMA was surprised with a major honor last weekend. On Friday, December 9 at the Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, VA, ALABAMA founding members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry were interrupted mid-show by opening act Scotty McCreery who presented them with the Pandora Billionaire plaque. The honor commemorates over two billion ALABAMA streams on the streaming service.
"The Pandora plaque was a nice surprise," says Gentry. "We thought a million plays was a very big deal but two billion plays of our songs puts it over the top. We appreciate Pandora and thanks for the award.""We are so thankful to our fans and listeners for playing our music for over 50 years," adds Owen. "Two billion is a big number. That means they like our music and want to hear it again and again. Thank you Pandora for the award."
McCreery, a previous recipient of the Pandora Billionaire plaque, was thrilled to make the presentation. “I’ve been a fan of ALABAMA all my life," he explains. "It was an honor to open for them in Roanoke and then present the Pandora Billionaire plaque to Randy and Teddy later that night. It doesn’t get better than ALABAMA.”
The music of ALABAMA will now be played on Pandora's Country Billionaires station.
Over 50 years ago, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It took them six long years of tip jars and word-of-mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of. Then, seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA, country music’s first band, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The group is known for hit songs including “Mountain Music,” “Roll On,” “Dixieland Delight” and “If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band).” From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and charted 43 No.1 hits, becoming the most successful band in the history of country music. In November 2022, ALABAMA co-founder Jeff Cook passed following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. With his prior encouragement and wishes, ALABAMA continues touring on a limited basis, keeping the iconic music they created alive for the current and future generation of fans.
For more information on ALABAMA, visit thealabamaband.com.
Scotty McCreery Caps Off a Banner Year with His New Baby Boy: 'Instant, Unconditional Love'
With the year winding down, Scotty McCreery is reflecting on the many blessings of the past 12 months — and looking forward to what's to come in 2023.
After finding out he'd be a father, the country star and wife Gabi made their happy news public in June, a week after their fourth wedding anniversary. July brought word that his single "Damn Strait" had hit No. 1, marking McCreery's fifth chart-topper of his career. At the Country Cares seminar in early October, St. Jude presented him with the Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award for his commitment to the work of the children's cancer hospital, followed just over two weeks later by the birth of son Merrick Avery — whom the couple call by his middle name — on Oct. 24.
November saw the release of the deluxe edition of McCreery's latest album, Same Truck, which features six new songs, including "It Matters to Her." This month, the singer performed on CMA Country Christmas, now streaming on Hulu and Disney+, and serves as executive producer on Five More Minutes: Moments Like These, premiering Saturday at 10 p.m. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. And earlier this week, McCreery announced his upcoming tour kicking off in January, with tickets on sale this Friday.
Scotty McCreery Announces 2023 DAMN STRAIT TOUR; Tix On Sale This Friday, 12/16
Following the release of Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, Triple Tigers recording artist Scotty McCreery announces his Damn Strait Tour, boasting over 20 dates in 2023 through the end of April. The fan club presale will be available tomorrow, Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. local time, followed by the general on sale this Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. local time. For tickets and more information visit ScottyMcCreery.com.
“Looking forward to hitting the road in 2023 with the Damn Strait Tour,” said McCreery. “I’ve enjoyed my time at home learning to be a Dad to Avery, but I’ve missed being onstage with the band and performing for the fans. Can’t wait to see everyone in the new year!”
The namesake of the tour and McCreery’s fifth consecutive chart-topper, RIAA Gold-certified “Damn Strait” (which stayed at No.1 for three weeks), also landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Year End Country Airplay chart along with being named among Billboard’s “10 Best Country Songs of 2022,” sharing the single marked “one of the biggest chart hits of McCreery’s 11-year career,” while praising, “McCreery has become known for letting fans follow his life through songs like ‘This Is It’ and ‘Five More Minutes,’ but he’s also shown he has an ear for a great outside song, like this cut from Jim Collins and Trent Tomlinson.”
Current single “It Matters To Her” continues climbing, reaching No. 32 on this week’s Mediabase chart. He recently premiered the official music video, offering some behind-the-scenes footage as he and wife Gabi prepared for the arrival of their son Merrick Avery. “To me, the video shows off how much of a rock star Gabi was during her pregnancy,” McCreery shared with PEOPLE.com. “It also captures how much we both enjoyed getting ready for Avery’s arrival.” Both songs are available on Same Truck: The Deluxe Album.
McCreery, who was just ranked No. 13 on the Top 50 list of 2022 Country Airplay Artists by Billboard, was a co-writer on all but four of the 18 tracks, Same Truck: The Deluxe Album, which is available now on vinyl, CD and digital formats, and was produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis. The project showcases McCreery’s lauded songwriting skills with six new songs, including “On It,” reconnecting McCreery with “In Between” co-writers Jessi Alexander, Jonathan Singleton and Rogers, which was one of three consecutive No. 1 singles from his RIAA Gold-certified album Seasons Change. Celebrated by Billboard as a continuation of “his winning arc of songs pulled from chapters of his own life,” “Small Town Story” finds McCreery joined by his 2013 Platinum-certified Top 10 smash “See You Tonight” co-writers Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell.
As the North Carolina native looks forward to his first Christmas as a dad to Avery, McCreery has been celebrating the holidays as a performer on “CMA Country Christmas,” streaming now on Hulu and Disney+ and re-airing on ABC on December 13, while CMT shared a rocking performance of Elvis Presley’s “Santa Claus is Back in Town” from McCreery’s “Campfire Sessions.” Earlier this month, he was the spotlight artist for a sold-out Opry Country Christmas show in Nashville.
Additionally, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will premiere Five More Minutes: Moments Like These on Dec. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It is the second film inspired by his 2018 Double-Platinum certified No. 1 hit “Five More Minutes” and stars Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryan. The movie is not a sequel to last year’s Five More Minutes but has a brand-new storyline. McCreery once again serves as an Executive Producer, but he does not appear in the movie, as it was filmed during the last month of wife Gabi’s pregnancy.
McCreery is gearing up to close out another landmark year with four remaining shows in 2022, including three acoustic co-headlining shows with Lee Brice. Both artists will be on stage for the entire concert, and they will trade off songs with each other, providing a more intimate concert experience than usual.
Scotty McCreery’s Remaining 2022 Dates:
Dec. 15 Fort Smith, AR Temple Live (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 16 El Dorado, AR First Financial Music Hall (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 17 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center (co-headlining with Lee Brice)
Dec. 18 Raleigh, NC 94.7 QDR Acoustic Christmas for the Kids Guitar Pull
Scotty McCreery’s 2023 Damn Strait Tour Dates:
Jan. 20 Hinton, OK Sugar Creek Casino
Jan. 21 San Antonio ,TX Let’s Rodeo Ball
Jan. 27 Joliet, IL Rialto Square Theatre
Jan. 28 Milwaukee, WI UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Feb. 2 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
Feb. 3 Charlotte, NC Coyote Joe’s
Feb. 4 Greenville, SC Blind Horse Saloon
Feb. 8 The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Feb. 9 Fort Meyers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 10 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 11 Port St. Lucie, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center
March 10 Grant, OK Choctaw Casino
March 11 Tulsa, OK Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
March 18 Shipshewana, IN Blue Gate Theatre
March 19 Nashville, IN Brown County Music Center
March 24 DuQuoin, IL Cord McCoy Du Quoin Rodeo
March 25 Opp, AL Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo
April 21 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino
April 22 Henderson, NV Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
April 27 Carteret, NJ The Carteret Performing Arts Center
April 28 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
April 30 Hagerstown, MD The Maryland Theatre