CMT is making plans to travel across the continent with alternative country rocker Steve Earle as sponsor of his "Transcendental Blues" Tour. The tour launched on Thursday, Jan. 18 in Chattanooga, Tenn., and will visit 14 cities in the United States and Canada throughout the months of January, February and March. Earle's opening act on the tour will be his sister, multi-talented singer-songwriter Stacey Earle, in support of her second release on Gearle Records, Dancin' With Them That Brung Me.
an added bonus for Steve Earle fans, CMT will telecast Steve Earle and the Dukes Transcendental Blues Live on Sunday,
Feb. 4 at 11:30 p.m. ET. Repeats of the one-hour special will air Feb. 10 at 11 p.m. ET and Feb. 26 at 10:30 p.m. ET. The
special features all new music from one of the most unique artists of today, as Earle continues to redefine his musical influence
with blends of folk, rock, country and bluegrass.
Transcendental Blues is Earle's fifth album since coming back
to the music scene in 1995, after a four-year recording hiatus. He has been a cornerstone in the alternative country movement
with releases such as Guitar Town, Train A-Comin', The Mountain and now Transcendental Blues. His early musical
experiences included stints with legendary singer-songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.
Earle's music videos
include "Back to the Wall," "Copperhead Road," "Guitar Town," "I Ain't Ever Satisfied," "I Feel Alright," "Nowhere Road,"
"The Other Kind," "Six Days on the Road," "Someday" and "Transcendental Blues."