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Lynne, Moorer tour together for first time

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 – Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will launch their first ever tour together this fall.

They'll kick off the Side by Side Tour with an appearance at the 10th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and bring it to a close with a homecoming show at the Saenger Theatre in Mobile, Ala. on Dec. 4. The sisters grew up in nearby Frankville.

They will accompany one another as they perform songs from throughout their respective careers and toss in a few cover songs as well. Fans can get a peak at rehearsals at

Lynne's latest album, "Tears, Lies, And Alibis," recently debuted at16 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart. A Top 10 hit at Americana radio, it was her first record on her own newly founded label, Everso Records. She will release "Merry Christmas," her first-ever holiday collection, on Oct. 12 and a vinyl edition of "Tears, Lies, And Alibis" on Oct. 19

This spring, Moorer released "Crows." She often tours with husband Steve Earle. Moorer's 1998 song, "A Soft Place To Fall," was included on the soundtrack to the feature film The Horse Whisperer, which led to an appearance in the film itself, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. The opportunity gained her worldwide attention and set the stage for her career. Since, Moorer has been featured on releases by Joan Baez, Kid Rock, The Chieftains, Los Straightjackets and most recently the David Byrne & Fatboy Slim collaboration album, Here Lies Love. She was recently seen in The People Speak, a beautiful and moving film inspired by the late Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. The film, presented by the History Channel, also featured Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Danny Glover and more. Moorer was also nominated for her first GRAMMY Award in 2007 for the song "Days Aren't Long Enough," a composition she co-wrote with her husband, the singer songwriter Steve Earle. .

Side by Side tour dates are:

Oct. 3 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park - Speedway Meadows Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Nov. 27 Tarrytown, NY The Tarrytown Music Hall

Nov. 29-30 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere

Dec. 4 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre

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