& Southern Rock Music Legend Joins Up With 2015’s Most Critically
Acclaimed Country Artist For Special Limited Run Tour

Tickets On Sale Starting Jan. 29

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 21, 2016)
Country and southern rock music legend, Hank Williams Jr., and 2015’s
most critically acclaimed country artist, Chris Stapleton, will join up
for a co-headlining summer tour. The two music renegades will kick off
their special limited run tour, produced by Live Nation, on August 5,
2016 at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Fla. The tour
will visit 8 cities across the country with dates lined up in Houston,
Austin, West Palm Beach, Detroit (Clarkston), Cleveland, Indianapolis
and Cincinnati. The complete list of dates and venues is below. Fans can
purchase tickets beginning Jan. 29 for select cities as part of Live
Nation’s Country Megaticket at www.Megaticket.com. Fans can also check local venues for further details on how to purchase tickets.

Marking 52 years since his first album in 1964, Hank Williams Jr.
released IT’S ABOUT TIME (Nash Icon Records) on January 15. In addition
to the history-making “Are You Ready for the Country,” the project
includes new tunes such as “Dress Like an Icon,” “Just Call Me Hank,”
“It’s About Time,” and “The Party’s On” as well as re-recorded versions
of classics “Mental Revenge” and “Born to Boogie” with Brantley Gilbert,
Justin Moore and Brad Paisley on guitar. Hank Jr.’s extremely
impressive resume has spawned 70 million albums sold worldwide, six
PLATINUM albums, 20 GOLD albums, 13 No. 1 albums and 10 No. 1 singles.
Hank Jr. has been named ACM Entertainer of the Year, CMA Entertainer of
the Year and BMI Icon in addition to winning a GRAMMY and being inducted
into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October 1982, Williams
had nine albums on the Billboard music charts at the same time, a feat
unequaled by any other living artist. In 1987, Hank won the first of
five straight Entertainer of the Year awards voted to him by his peers,
and won his first ever Grammy. As a touring artist, Hank was a pioneer
in bringing arena rock production values to country music, and he
remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as
generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic
live performers ever to take the stage.

Chris Stapleton boldly introduced himself to the public at-large in
2015 with the release of his breakthrough debut album, Traveller.
Released in May on Mercury Records Nashville, Traveller initially
debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than
27,000 albums sold, making it one of the best-selling first weeks by a
debut country artist in 2015. Following a historic turn on the CMA
Awards—Stapleton is the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male
Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same
awards—Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200
all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks.
Stapleton capped off the year with four nominations at the 58th Annual
Grammy Awards—Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song
(“Traveller”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Traveller”).

*denotes solo Hank Jr. shows

*Feb 25 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Tulsa, Okla.
*Feb 26 Choctaw Grand Theater – Durant, Okla.
*June 24 Big Barrel Country Music Festival – Dover, Del.
*July 02 Talladega Superspeedway – Lincoln, Neb.
*July 15 Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Council Bluffs, Iowa
*July 16 Madison Co. Fairgrounds – Madison, Neb.
Aug 05 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, Fla.
Aug 06 Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, Fla.
Aug 12 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, Tex.
Aug 13 Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, Tex.
*Aug 16 Rockingham Co. Fair – Harrisonburg, Va.
Aug 19 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Aug 20 DTE Energy Music Theatre –Clarkston, Mich.
Aug 26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, Ind.
Aug 27 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, Ohio
*Sep 03 Legend Valley – Thornville, Ohio
*Sep 24 Laughlin Events Center – Laughlin, Nev.
*Sep 25 Ava Amphitheater – Tucson, Ariz.

 Photo by: Becky Fluke

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