OPENING WEEKEND OF “CMT ON TOUR: BRETT ELDREDGE & THOMAS RHETT – SUITS & BOOTS” BRINGS SOLD-OUT VENUES, DIVERSE SETS AND SO MUCH SWAGGER
NASHVILLE – November 2, 2015 – As promised, the highly-anticipated CMT On Tour with headliners Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett delivered an incredible weekend of country music as it stormed through the northeast. The tour kicked off to a sold-out crowd at NYC’s Terminal 5 on Thursday, Oct. 29, followed by shows in Maryland and Virginia. Joined by special guest Danielle Bradbery, the guys – each with four #1 songs to their credit – brought the house down hit after hit. The set boldly mixed country music with hints of R&B and rock anthems, including a few unforgettable covers like “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” which highlighted their friendly banter and Thomas Rhett’s fierce dance moves.
In a recap of the first night on CMT.com, the article states “not only did it indicate where country’s heading at the moment, it underscored the fact it’s moving in more than just one direction.” In a post-show review, Billboard said “groove triumphed.”
The cross country party continues its run with dates in Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island this weekend. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.CMTonTour.CMT.com, and join the conversation on social using #CMTonTour.
***Photos from CMT On Tour are available for download here. (Photo credit: The BrOwyoungs).
“CMT On Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. Past headliners include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore. The tour is produced by Live Nation.
ABOUT BRETT ELDREDGE:
CMA New Artist of the Year and ACCA Song of the Year winner Brett Eldredge is enjoying four consecutive No. 1 hits with the PLATINUM-certified “Don’t Ya,” GOLD-certified “Beat of the Music,” which was the most played country song of 2014, and, the GOLD-certified “Mean To Me.” “Lose My Mind,” is the chart topping first single from his new album Illinois, which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the the all genre Billboard 200. Eldredge co-wrote all of the songs and co-produced the album. For tour dates and more, visit bretteldredge.com, or follow him on Facebook Twitter and Snapchat.
ABOUT THOMAS RHETT:
PLATINUM-selling Thomas Rhett leads the pack as one of country music’s elite new artists with the fastest rising single of his career and best selling country song for the last four weeks “Die A Happy Man" from his recent sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). As "one of country music's most successful – and divisive – new artists” (The Guardian), the new music follows four consecutive No. One hits, three of which came from his debut album IT GOES LIKE THIS making him Billboard’s first male country artist to do so from a debut album in over two decades. The CMA “New Artist of the Year” nominee initially garnered attention as a gifted songwriter with credits including hits by Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice. It is his “high-energy all the way” (El Paso Times) live show that has “the audience dancing all the way up in the rafters of the stadium” (Billboard) that continues to catch the attention of critics out on the road. For tour dates and more visit, thomasrhett.com.
ABOUT DANIELLE BRADBERY:
Nineteen-year-old Danielle Bradbery is coming into her own: she moved to Nashville fulltime, dove into songwriting and connected with her fans in new and exciting ways. The petite powerhouse recently released “Friend Zone” (Big Machine Records) after previewing the song during performances this summer. The sassy tune serves as a follow-up to her self-titled debut album, which produced feel-good singles “Heart of Dixie” and “Young In America,” the first of which landed in the Top 15 at Country radio. The project also included “My Day,” which was featured in NBC’s 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics campaign. Last fall, Danielle let fans choose acoustic cover songs for her to sing as part of the DB Request Live video series, which elicited kudos from some of the original artists like Colbie Caillat, A Great Big World and Christina Perri. The season 4 winner of The Voice has toured with superstars Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Hunter Hayes in addition to surprise appearances during coach Blake Shelton’s shows. Danielle has appeared on the CW’s Hart of Dixie, KATIE and ABC’s The View.Honored as a one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, the Texas native will join CMT ON TOUR: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett – Suits & Boots. For tour dates and more, visit DanielleBradbery.com or follow Danielle on Instagram.
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
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Amanda Murphy (for CMT)
Wes Vause (for Brett Eldredge)
Tyne Parrish (for Thomas Rhett)