About Boy Named Banjo:
Long before Boy Named Banjo, two of the founding members of the genre-bending band grew up a mile down the road from each other in Nashville. William Reames and Willard Logan both picked up the guitar at an early age, took lessons from the same teacher in town, and played in the same middle school band together.
A shared love for bluegrass, folk, and singer/songwriter music sparked a new musical friendship between Reames and banjo player, Barton Davies. The two young musicians enthusiastically bounced songs off each other, discovering some of their favorite artists together, such as The Steeldrivers, John Hartford, and more. Before long, they were writing and performing songs of their own, and at the age of 16, they decided to form their own band. Only, they needed a mandolin player. That’s when they called Logan – and the two longtime friends, and now Davies, were bandmates once again.
“We were still too young to step foot inside a bar when we first started to play,” Davies recalls, “so we’d set up shop on the sidewalk outside of Robert’s Western World in downtown Nashville and play our own songs for whomever would listen.” According to Davies – about halfway through one of their sets, a man came stumbling out of Robert’s, got in Barton’s face and yelled “play that thing, Banjo Boy! C’mon, Banjo!” Reames texted Davies later that night – “Boy Named Banjo.”
With a brand-new name and a handful of original songs, the trio recorded The Tanglewood Sessions, giving fans an inside look into the lives of the young outfit and receiving unexpected praise. In 2013, Boy Named Banjo invited drummer Sam McCullough to join the group, before recording their sophomore album, Long Story Short (2014). The band earned a spot in their first major music festival, performing at Bonnaroo in 2015. Shortly after releasing their Lost on Main EP in 2016, Boy Named Banjo found its missing piece, bass guitarist Ford Garrard. The group hit the road and haven’t stopped touring since. Boy Named Banjo has crafted a sound that incorporates an energetic blend of country, bluegrass, alt-rock, and folk-pop telling their stories through an honest, emotional, roots-driven perspective.
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore is sharing his electrifying new track “Fire On Wheels” and an accompanying new music video today. Co-written and co-produced by Moore and Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), the new track is a volume-up, groove-driven anthem available to listen HERE. Moore also shared a new music video for the song which showcases some “Risky Business”-esque dance moves from him as he cuts loose in an almost-deserted bowling alley. Directed by PJ Brown, the video for “Fire On Wheels” is available to watch HERE.
Thank you guys for giving us the freedom to never chase a sound/trend and let us create whatever the spirit moves us towards
— Kip Moore (@KipMooreMusic) June 24, 2022
With “Fire On Wheels” embodying the energy of Moore’s life out on the road, he also revealed his multi-city FIRE ON WHEELS TOUR will kick off in Salt Lake City, UT on 9/8. Moore has invited special guests Boy Named Banjo to join him this fall, on the trek that will see Moore bring his renowned live show to cities across the country, as well as a stop in Canada. Fans can purchase tickets for Moore’s FIRE ON WHEELS TOUR beginning July 1 at 10am local time at kipmoore.net.
OFFICIAL FIRE ON WHEELS TOUR DATES:
9/8/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9/9/22 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
9/11/22 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
9/15/22 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
9/16/22 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral
9/17/22 – Salina, KS – Tony’s Pizza Events Center
9/23/22 – Morgantown, WV – Ruby Amphitheater
9/24/22 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LIVE
10/6/22 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/7/22 – Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
10/8/22 – Greenville, SC – The Blind Horse Saloon
10/20/22 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
10/21/22 – Tallahassee, FL – The Moon
10/27/22 – Albany, NY – Empire LIVE
10/28/22 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Performing Arts Center
10/29/22 – Rutland, VT – Paramount Theatre
11/3/22 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
11/6/22 – London, ON – London Music Hall*
11/10/22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/11/22 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theater
11/12/22 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple
*Jess Moskaluke will be special guest
About Kip Moore:
Known as “one of country’s more thoughtful artists” (Billboard), Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore has toured the world earning acclaim and a rabid fanbase as an all-in performer in each setting, consistently selling out headlining shows internationally with huge followings in The U.S, The U.K, Europe, Australia and Canada. Praised by Noisey as “an uncompromising, genre-defying artist firing on all cylinders” Moore has blazed his own trail, with “a bit more Southern rock than traditional country… to be a Kip Moore fan suddenly became a marker of your having a certain refinement in your country-music taste” (Chicago Tribune). Moore first splashed into the mainstream with the double-PLATINUM “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” in 2012, then followed up with three more best selling No. Ones (“Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money” and “More Girls Like You”), a trio of ambitious, critically-praised albums and two gritty EPs that landed Moore on multiple “Best Of” lists. Moore recently garnered resounding acclaim for his fourth studio album, WILD WORLD. The set, co-written and co-produced by Moore, was spotlighted by critics as “especially vital; occasionally, even rare,” (Esquire). For more information visit kipmoore.net, and follow Moore on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Award-winning Mercury Nashville duo Maddie & Tae are sharing their harmony-fueled ode to love that lasts with “Every Night Every Morning,” out everywhere now. Written by Maddie & Tae with Jonathan Singleton and Brock Berryhill, the track is produced by Derek Wells and Jimmy Robbins.
Every night, every morning
I fall all over again and again and you don’t even know it
Baby, if you’re wonderin’ when you hold me
If I still feel forever
Every night, every morning
Listen to Maddie & Tae’s “Every Night Every Morning” HERE
“Every Night Every Morning” is the first look at Maddie & Tae’s upcoming project Through The Madness Vol. 2, due out this year. Released in January, Through The Madness Vol. 1 featured eight tracks of “acclaimed harmonies paired with heartfelt lyrics,” (E!) all co-penned by Maddie & Tae. The collection includes high-profile collaborations with Lori McKenna and Morgane Stapleton, plus fan-favorite songs “Strangers” and “Woman You Got,” which scored Maddie & Tae the trophy for Group/Duo Video of the Year at this year’s CMT Music Awards.
On the road this summer, Maddie & Tae will take the stage at fairs and festivals coast to coast. The pair will kick off their headlining CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour in Oklahoma City on September 15, hitting major markets including New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit maddieandtae.com/tour.
2022 “CMT Next Women of Country Tour Presents: All Song No Static Tour” Dates:
Sept 15 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 16 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept 17 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Sept 21 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sept 22 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Sept 23 – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, PA
Sept 24 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Sept 28 – Moonshine Beach – San Diego, CA
Sept 29 – The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA
Sept 30 – Club Rodeo Rio – San Jose, CA
Oct 1 – Goldfield Trading Post – Roseville, CA
Oct 5 – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN
Oct 6 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Oct 7 – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
Oct 13 – The Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL
Oct 14 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH
Oct 15 – Elevation at The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Tyler Hubbard has released a new song, titled “35s.” He says the song, which he co-wrote a couple of years ago with his buddies Jordan Schmidt and Michael Tyler, has become sort of an anthem in his home to remind him to slow down and enjoy the good stuff.
“‘35s’ is a fun song I wrote a couple of years back, and it’s honestly all about slowing down, living life to the fullest, being present and just letting the good things kind of sink in,” says the Georgia native. “For me, I’m guilty of running too fast, living a little too fast, trying to be too productive and check all the boxes, and I just needed a little reminder to slow down and let life sink in every now and then. So, that’s kind of the heart and soul behind this song. It’s also a rocker. It feels good and it kind of makes you want to do everything but slow down, but I hope you love it as much as I do.”
“35’s” is OUT NOW https://t.co/RAGovX8fuG
This song makes me wanna put the pedal to the metal, but it’s really about slowing down & living life at a slower pace. It’s become an anthem in my home that I never get tired of. This one’s gonna be fun to play live. Turn this one up. pic.twitter.com/24Qlzx1BC7
— Tyler Hubbard (@tylerhubbard) June 24, 2022
Tyler’s “35’s” is from his highly anticipated solo project. The new song follows his debut radio single, “5 Foot 9,” which is currently Top 30 and climbing the country radio airplay charts.
— Tyler Hubbard (@tylerhubbard) June 21, 2022
Tyler Hubbard (35s) OC: …as I do. :32
“Well, ‘35s’ is a fun song I wrote a couple of years back, and it’s honestly all about slowing down, living life to the fullest, being present and just letting the good things kind of sink in. For me, I’m guilty of running too fast, living a little too fast, trying to be too productive and check all the boxes, and I just needed a little reminder to slow down and let life sink in every now and then. So, that’s kind of the heart and soul behind this song. It’s also a rocker. It feels good and it kind of makes you want to do everything but slow down, but I hope you love it as much as I do.”
“Hey y’all, this is Tyler Hubbard. Here’s ’35s.'”