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McClymonts open for Aldean tour

Friday, August 27, 2010 – Aussie group The McClymonts will open dates this fall opening for Jason Aldean. The sisters recently released their debut album "Chaos and Bright Lights" in the U.S. on Executive Music Group.

"We love the fans here in the US; they make us feel so at home," the group said in a statement. "When we got the call from our team that Jason had extended us an invitation to tour with him, we did a little jig, in other words, we were elated and honored to tour with one of country music's hottest acts," they continued.

Already certified gold in their native Australia, the trio of sisters - Brooke, Sam and Mollie - worked with some of Nashville's musicians and hit record producer Adam Anders (music producer for Fox TV's "Glee," Shania Twain, Hannah Montana, and Nick Jonas) in co-writing all 12-tracks on "Chaos and Bright Lights."

The group walked away with four CMAA (Country Music Association of Australia) awards including "Best New Talent" and have received the "Group Of The Year" honor at the Golden Guitar Awards three years in a row. Earlier this year, the single Finally Over Blue tipped The Eagles chart-topping 10-month run off the Australian radio airplay charts.

Tour dates are:

Sept. 10 Expo Center Corbin, KY with Aldean

Sept. 17 York Fair Grandstand York, PA with Aldean

Sept. 18 Wachovia Arena Wilkes-Barre, PA with Aldean

Sept. 19 Burlington Carousel Festival Burlington, N.C.

Sept. 21 Patriot Days Festival Lake Havasu City, AZ

Sept. 23 Show Me Center Cape Girardeau, MO with Aldean

Sept. 24 Bancorp South Arena Tupelo, MS with Aldean

Sept. 25 Mississippi Coast Coliseum Biloxi, MS with Aldean

Sept. 30 Leon County Civic Center Tallahassee, FL with Aldean

Oct. 1 North Charleston Coliseum North Charleston, S.C. with Aldean

Oct. 2 Colonial Life Arena Columbia, SC with Aldean

Oct. 3 Harrah's Cherokee Event Ctr. Cherokee, NC with Aldean

Oct. 7 Heart O'Texas Fair & Rodeo Waco, TX with Aldean

Oct. 8 American Bank Center Corpus Christi, TX with Aldean

Oct. 9 Las Palmas Race Track Park Mission, TX with Aldean

Oct. 14 Alliant Energy Center Madison, WI with Aldean

Oct. 15 Roberts Stadium Evansville, IN with Aldean

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Wrapped Up Good
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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