Luke Bryan and CMT have just announced the dates for the upcoming 10th annual CMT on Tour with special guests Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and CMT's Next Superstar winner, Matt Mason. CMT on Tour: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines is set to kick off Sept. 15 in Huntington, W.V., at Big Sandy Superstore Arena and will play 22 shows before wrapping on Nov. 19 in Monroe, La., all in support of Bryan's third studio album for Capitol Records Nashville, tailgates & tanlines, due in stores Aug. 9. The first on sale date is scheduled for Aug. 12. For additional tour and on sale details go to www.lukebryan.com.
Bryan's tailgates & tanlines CD is the follow-up to his gold-certified album Doin' My Thing, which produced three back-to-back No. 1 singles -- "Do I," "Rain Is a Good Thing" and "Someone Else Calling You Baby." The lead single from the forth-coming project, "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," is quickly approaching 1 million downloads. Following his 2010 award-winning year, Bryan was nominated for two 2011 CMT Music Awards -- best web video of the year for "It's a Shore Thing" and Nationwide Insurance's Best New Live Act. He is currently on the Tim McGraw Emotional Traffic tour.
Three-time ACM nominee Lee Brice released his debut album Love Like Crazy on Curb Records in June of 2010. The title track from the album, "Love Like Crazy," reached the Top 5 on the charts and was named Billboard's No. 1 country song of 2010. It currently holds the record for the longest charting song in the history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The song was nominated for the 2011 CMT Music Awards' USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year award. Brice is also known for his songwriting, penning hits for many great artists including Garth Brooks and Tim McGraw. Brice recently wrapped up Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown tour and is now gearing up to hit the road this fall alongside Josh Thompson and Luke Bryan on the 2011 CMT On Tour. For a list of upcoming tour dates and the latest Brice news, visit www.LeeBrice.com.
Columbia Nashville recording artist Josh Thompson stormed onto the country music scene with his debut album Way Out Here -- debuting in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and earning praise from countless critics, including NPR's Fresh Air, Billboard and People magazine. Thompson wrote or co-wrote all 10 tracks on the album including hits "Won't Be Lonely Long," "Way Out Here" and "Beer on the Table." The blue-collar road warrior played over 240 shows last year ranging from headlining club dates to sold-out arenas with Brad Paisley. He is currently working on his sophomore album, due out next year. For additional Thompson information, go to www.joshthompsonofficial.com.