JON PARDI and BRENT COBB Join The Tour Kicking off In January
Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville Grammy Award-winner, Miranda Lambert announced her new Livin’ Like Hippies Tour kicks off January 18, 2018 in Greenville, SC. Lambert’s debut performance at Orlando’s Amway Center is Friday, January 19 and her only Florida date. Stay tuned for on sale information.
Live Nation is the official promoter of the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour and it takes the critically-acclaimed artists to 23 cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Cleveland, San Diego and Kansas City to name a few. Joining Lambert on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour for all dates is Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi. In addition to Pardi, for select dates, Lambert has invited Brent Cobb, the Turnpike Troubadours, Lucie Silvas, the Steel Woods, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley McBryde and Charlie Worsham to perform.
Lambert is the reigning Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) Female Vocalist of the Year, having been bestowed this honor for eight consecutive years. Her accolades include two Grammy Awards, 12 Country Music Associations Awards (CMA), and 28 ACM Awards, as well as many other honors, including the prestigious Harmony Award from the Nashville Symphony.
The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour receives its name from the lyrics of Lambert’s aptly titled song, “Highway Vagabond,” which appears on “The Nerve” side of Lambert’s latest 24-song, double album, “The Weight of These Wings.” The new album is the Texas native’s sixth studio album and since its release in November 2016, the record has been certified platinum by the RIAA, spawned two Grammy Award nominations for its lead single, “Vice,” awarded the ACM Album of the Year, and most recently, racked up five nominations for Lambert at the upcoming CMA Awards including a coveted Album of the Year nod.
“The Weight of These Wings” debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart. She touts six studio albums to her repertoire; “Kerosene” (2005), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2007), “Revolution” (2009), “Four The Record” (2011) and “Platinum” (2014), the latter earning Lambert a Grammy Award for Best Country Album, in addition to her previous Grammy win for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2010 for “The House That Built Me.” “Vice,” the first song released from “The Weight of These Wings,” received multiple Grammy and ACM Award nominations. Her third single, “Tin Man,” is currently on country radio.
Capitol Records Nashville’s, Jon Pardi is one of country music’s fastest-rising new stars. Pardi’s sound is undeniably country and his laid back, fun-loving approach towards life comes through in his music and his raucous live show. The California-native’s charisma and authenticity strike a chord with country audiences and fellow artists alike. He has toured with Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band; he was hand-picked by country legend, Alan Jackson to join him on his 25th anniversary tour; he is currently on the What the Hell World Tour with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell. He was named this year’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year and recently received three CMA nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
Pardi’s latest album, “California Sunrise,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart and includes his very first number one single, the platinum-selling, “Head Over Boots,” along with the three-week-number one smash, “Dirt on My Boots,” and Pardi’s top three current radio single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” The album landed on multiple Best of the Year lists including those from Rolling Stone, Music Aficionado, The Tennessean and NASH Country Daily. “California Sunrise” is the follow-up to his highly-praised debut, “Write You A Song,” which also landed on several best of lists including the Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood’s all-genre top 10 and both Rhapsody’s and Taste of Country’s top 10 Country Albums. Additional hits include “When I’ve Been Drinkin,’” “What I Can’t Put Down,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and the top 10 RIAA gold-certified single, “Up All Night.”