Join WPOC in welcoming Rascal Flatts and Sheryl Crow as they will be performing at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, August 2nd!!
They are country music's hit making trio known for their up-tempo and soulful harmonies, hectic touring schedule, and not to mention that they are the biggest selling country group of the 2000s. The guys are currently on tour promoting their most recent release, "Nothing Like This." The Rascal Flatts concert schedule has them playing over thirty shows this spring and summer, 2011.
Just like those that came before them, the guys started out paying their dues on the Nashville country scene playing honky-tonks, looking for bandmates, and begging for record deals. They started out collaborating with country singer Chely Wright before they were noticed by a Lyric Street Records A&R exec. Doug Howard signed the guys to a deal in 1999 after hearing their harmonious vocals and their stripped down acoustic stylings. Their self-titled debut was released in 2000 and featured the hit single, "Prayin' for Daylight," and "I'm Movin' On," which won Song of the Year at the ACM Awards in 2002. Rascal Flatts tour dates were booked as the opening act for Jo Dee Messina on her "Burn," tour in 2000-2001. The guys liked the taste of touring so much that they have been on the road annually ever since.
With their sophomore set, "Melt," the band enjoyed increased commercial success and a bigger spotlight. The album featured the #1 hits, "These Days," and "Mayberry," both of which highlighted their harmonious and uplifting style. To support the album, Rascal Flatts tour dates included stints as the opening act for Brooks & Dunn's "Neon Circus & Wild West Show," as well as "Kenny Chesney's "Guitars, Tiki Bars & Whole Lotta Love Tour." The guys kept recording and released their third effort, "Feels Like Today," in 2004. "Bless This Broken Road," the lead off single spent five weeks at #1 and has been played at countless weddings since its release. The album also yielded "Fast Cars and Freedom," which was a #1 hit for the trio. Rascal Flatts first headlining tour, "Here's to You," had the band on the road for over a year throughout 2004-2005.
By 2005, the band had garnered a huge following and was fast becoming one of the decade's top selling acts. They released their fourth album, "Me and My Gang," in 2006, which immediately shot to #1 selling 722,000 units in its maiden week and becoming the hugest release of the year. The accompanying, "Me and My Gang Tour," sold nearly 600,000 tickets and became the third highest grossing country tour of 2007. The band followed up with two more Billboard topping albums, "Still Feels Good," in 2007 and "Unstoppable," in 2009, both of which have been certified platinum.
The guys have continued to achieve commercial and critical success. They have garnered ten ACM awards, eight CMA awards, and they were recognized for their contribution to the entertainment industry with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010! They released their most recent effort, "Nothing Like This," and are currently on the road to support the album. The Rascal Flatts concert scheduled includes the "Flatts Fest Tour 2011," which has the band performing at forty shows throughout spring and summer. Rascal Flatts tour dates are scheduled nationally and tickets are on sale. Use Eventful as your source for Rascal Flatts tour dates and concert schedule updates.
Since the early 1990s, very few female rock artists have experienced the success and popularity that Sheryl Crow has. Her many hit songs played almost continuously on the radio and her Grammy Award-winning albums flew off record store shelves. Ms. Crow has continuously produced wildly successful concert dates where she proficiently plays at least a dozen different instruments. Her musical style is also diverse, ranging from folk to hip-hop, but always retaining the 90's rock sound that has made her famous. If that wasn't enough Sheryl, she has a full concert schedule this summer with 2011 tour dates supporting Kid Rock on the second leg of his Born Free tour.
After graduating from the University of Missouri with a degree in Music Composition, Performance, and Education, Sheryl Crow became an elementary school music teacher. Teaching during the week allowed her to pursue her musical aspirations on the weekends, and she eventually began recording jingles for companies like McDonald's and Toyota. Word of Crow's vocal talents spread and she soon started singing backup vocals for some of the biggest names in music on tour dates. Sheryl Crow recorded her debut solo album in 1992, but both Sheryl and the label decided not to release it as it was not commensurate with her talents or style.
Sheryl Crow soon joined up with a group of casual, bohemian musicians that called themselves the "Tuesday Music Club". The group's main function was to casually bounce songwriting ideas off each other, and the peer sessions inspired Crow's "debut" album, Tuesday Night Music Club in 1993. It wasn't until the third single "All I Wanna Do" became a breakout smash hit that fans, critics, and music execs began going Crow crazy. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200 and won three Grammy Awards that year. It also marked Sheryl Crow's rise from backup singer to star headliner on subsequent tour dates
Sheryl Crow produced her own self-titled second album in 1996. The album won a Grammy for Best Rock Album and the hit single "If It Makes You Happy" won for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. Sheryl Crow continued her hit-making streak with the 1998 album, The Globe Sessions. The record has sold well over two million copies and won Grammys for Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album. Surviving breast cancer was one of the inspirations behind her 2008 album, Detours, in addition to her split with Lance Armstrong and the adoption of her son Wyatt.
On her most recent album, 100 Miles to Memphis, she chose to bypass the country and rock themes for a classic soul and southern sound that can only be described as…Memphis. The nostalgic record has been critically acclaimed and adored by fans. Those same fans can catch Sheryl Crow at 2011 tour dates on the second leg of Kid Rock's North American Born Free tour. The concert schedule begins on July 2 in Cincinnati, heads down the east coast, and will land on the west coast in Sacramento on July 26. Heading down the coast and through the Southwest, the concert schedule calls for more shows in the East before ending in Houston on September 3.
We are "GLORIANA," a new band from Nashville, TN. We formed in Feb. '08 and signed our first record deal with Emblem Music Group in July '08. It's been an amazingly fun and eventful year so far! We spend most of our time rehearsing and writing at our band house in Nashville. Most nights, we play shows. So far, we've performed live in and around the Nashville area many times, as well as a short tour of the southeast. We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with not only our amazing producer Matt Serletic, but an array of some of the best songwriters and engineers that Nashville has to offer! But the absolute best part so far has been meeting our wonderful fans out on the road- we love you guys!
When they're not busy songwriting, brothers Tom and Mike enjoy trips to the local movie theatre. Tom loves to go for long walks, but really misses his walking buddy Paris- his four year old Boxer that lives back in North Carolina. Nothing beats a day at the lake for Mike, who is an avid wakeboarder. Rachel is a huge college football fan! Her two older brothers play for Vanderbilt, and UPenn. Beyond the music, her other love in life is make-up artistry. Cheyenne is having a blast driving her brand new, first car around the streets of Nashville. For Chy, it's simple: nothing beats an ipod, a pair of headphones, and some great tunes- anywhere, anytime!