Friends, Songs, Stories + A Whole Lotta Rockin’ Ahead
Having spent his summer time because the unannounced, walk-on visitor at Kenny Chesney’s 19 main stadium concert events, David Lee Murphy’s getting known as up as direct assist for the Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour. The transfer appears becoming not only for the quantity songs he’s written for the eight-time Entertainer the Year, however for the extraordinary response his shock appearances evoked in each single market.
“There is just one David Lee Murphy,” says the headliner. “He is, as ‘Living In Fast Forward’ says, ‘a hillbilly rock star,’ and No Shoes Nation confirmed that each time he hit that stage! He has a factor about him that’s old skool nation, rocking, laid again, fired up and chilled out… And he brings it each single evening.”
Murphy got here out for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” the No. 1 duet reassurance in making an attempt occasions from the Chesney/Buddy Cannon/Murphy co-produced No Zip Code, and winner Musical Event the Year at this 12 months’s CMA Awards. But he stayed for his chart-topping “Dust On The Bottle” and 1995’s most performed tune, “Party Crowd,” to equally zealous responses, proving No Shoes Nation’s love music is deep and extensive.
“Last 12 months strolling out onstage with Kenny was superior,” says the Southern Illinois-born and –bred songwriter and artist. “But it was over so quick. I’m excited to have an entire set to have the ability to play to these followers, as a result of No Shoes Nation takes their music as severely as any group followers/music lovers I’ve ever seen. They opened their arms to me final 12 months. And I can’t anticipate this 12 months.”
Beyond penning Chesney’s, “Living In Fast Forward,” “Til It’s Gone,” “Just Not Today,” “Bar on the End the World,” and the enduring “Pirate Flag,” Murphy’s written Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink,” Jason Aldean’s “Big Green Tractor,” Jake Owen’s “Anywhere With You” and Thompson Square’s GRAMMY-nominated “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.”
More importantly, No Zip Code – with its present single “I Won’t Be Sorry” climbing the charts – returns the person who’s had six Top 10s to the realm right now’s modern music. Billboard deemed the mission, “swaggering” and People known as it “a declaration residing with out regrets.”
For Chesney, just lately priled in The New York Times for his intersective method to music by sports activities, Murphy’s presence on a tour targeted particularly on taking his music to the individuals the place they dwell is clear.
“People dwell inside these songs. You can hear it once they sing ‘em again to us each evening, and you might really feel it once they sang together with David Lee at these stadium reveals. He’s as a lot a member No Shoes Nation as anybody, and I need these followers to get to expertise what makes his type nation music not simply distinctive, however actual.”
Chesney will give attention to smaller venues as a substitute stadiums for subsequent 12 months’s Songs For The Saints 2019 Tour. Kicking f April 4th at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center, the tour will transfer aggressively by May. Designed for markets that won’t have stadiums, however nonetheless have tons coronary heart, Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour displays the non-public sentiment that defines the album the identical identify.
The preliminary checklist dates are under with extra anticipated because the months progress.
2019 Tour Dates:
April four Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
April 5 Champaign, IL State Farm Center
April 6 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
April 12 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
April 13 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
April 18 Washington, DC The Anthem
April 25 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium
April 26 Tallahassee, FL Donald L Tucker Civic Center
April 27 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf
May 2 Columbia, MO Mizzou Arena
May three Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena
May four Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena
May 9 Albany, NY Times Union Arena
May 10 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
May 11 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
May 17 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 18 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
May 25 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater