(Nashville, Tenn. – June 17, 2015) – Country Music legend John Anderson is gearing up to take his rhythm to the road as he amps up for a whirlwind summer tour. On the heels of his latest album release, Goldmine, which was released May 26, the stateside tour will kick-off this week and will take Anderson to numerous venues across the country.
In a recent interview with Billboard 615, Anderson commented about taking his new material to the road to perform for fans across the country, “It is an appreciation to the fans. I’ve seen them standing in the pouring rain, in the heat of the summer. They may complain to each other, but they don’t complain to us. They’ll be dancing out there when it’s 110 degrees, raising cane, and having a good time. They deserve a ‘thank you’ for sure, and I’m honored to have so many loyal fans.”
Dates for John Anderson’s upcoming tour are as follows:
June 19 – Phoenix City Amphitheater – Phoenix City, AL
June 20 – Slocomb Tomato Festival – Slocomb, AL
June 26 – KC Country – Kingdom City, MO
June 27 – Buffalo Run Casino – Miami, OK
July 10 – Big Horn Mountain Festival – Buffalo, WY
July 11 – Music Ranch Montana Livingston, MT
July 18 – Gardiner Farms – Tuscumbia, AL
July 24 – 54 West Music Hall – Wichita, KS
July 25 – Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, WY
Aug 1 – Jaycee Hall, Victoria Texas
Aug 7 – Freedom Hall – Louisville, KY
Aug 8 – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Mount Vernon, KY
Aug 19 – 50th Annual Community Celebration – Opaskwayak, Canada
Aug 21 – Spirit Lake Casino & Resort – Saint Michael, ND
Sept 5 – Delta Fair & Music Festival – Memphis, TN
Sept 12 – Dyer County Fair – Dyersburg, TN
Sept 17 – 3rd Annual John Anderson Benefit Concert – Dade City, FL
Sept 18 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN
Sept 19 – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival – Morehead, KY
Sept 25 – Cher-Ae Heights Casino – Trinidad, CA
Sept 26 – Kern County Fair – Bakersfield, CA
Sept 27 – Harris Center for The Arts – Folsom, CA
Sept 30 – State Fair Park – Yakima, WA
Goldmine has already been receiving rave reviews, and has been well received from some of the music industry’s top publications. Rolling Stone recently published an article citing the origins of one of album’s featured singles, “Magic Mama.” Written by the legendary Merle Haggard specifically for Anderson, the song is an “imagery-rich number that is a rollicking standout on the new album.”
Haggard commented on his relationship with Anderson, saying, “I am a big John Anderson fan. Don’t know of anything he ever did that I didn’t like! ‘Magic Mama’ I wrote especially for him. It was recorded in an excellent way, just the way I pictured it. Love you John, I love the whole album.”
Anderson’s previously released All the People are Talkin’ (1983) was also featured by Rolling Stone on their “50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own” list earlier this month. In addition to being the Country giant’s first release in 9 years, Goldmine has been featured in leading Country music news outlets, including Billboard’s 615, The Boot, NASH Country Weekly and many others.
Noted music critic Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow Magazine praised Anderson and his new release, saying, “…To this day, John Anderson’s singing is so original that he stands alone in his genre. Indeed, he defines it. For if nothing else, the voice of John Anderson is the sound of country music. Amen.”
Anderson co-produced the album with long-time friend Joe Spivey on his own record label Bayou Boys Music. It features songs of faith, family, loss, the love of life, and more. The new album is now available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers. Included on the album is leadoff single “I Work a Lot Better,” which hit radio in mid-May. The rocking mid-tempo track is in the style of previous chart-topping hits, such as “Money in the Bank.”
Throughout his career, Anderson has produced 31 albums and released more than 60 singles (26 of which charted in the Top 10). He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame on October 5, 2014 and holds a wealth of industry awards, including Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award.
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