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Kershaw Tippin, Diffie hit road together

Monday, February 25, 2013 – Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Joe Diffie teamed up for the "Roots & Boots" tour.

On stage together, the trio perform acoustic versions of their more than 40 top 10hit songs, as well as share stories about the roots of their music.

"The 'Roots & Boots' tour is three friends who love country music having a good time, telling jokes about each other and telling jokes on each other," said Kershaw. "We tell stories behind all of our songs. It's a great show, so don't be square, be there."

Diffie said, "Sam, Aaron and I have a great time doing these shows, and the fans do too. It's always an adventure."

"Being onstage with Sammy and Joe is a blast," said Tippin. "I admire both of these guys so much. We have a great time together, and the show is different every night and always a lot of fun."

Tour dates are:

March 8 - Wilkesboro, NC - John A. Walker Community Center

March 12 - Palm Desert, CA - McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

March 13 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts

March 14 - Redding, CA - The Cascade Theatre

March 15 - La Mirada, CA - La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

March 16 - Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts

March 17 - El Cajon, CA - Sycuan Casino

March 18, 19 - Folsom, CA - Three Stages At Folsom Lake College

March 23 - Rising Sun, IN - Rising Star Casino Resort

March 24 - Meadville, PA - Alleghey College Auditorium

March 29 - Mahnomen, MN - Shooting Star Casino

April 6 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino Resort & Spa / Convention Center

April 19 - Moncton, Canada - The Centre At Casino New Brunswick

May 10 - Branson, MO - RFD-TV Theatre

May 11 - Sand Springs, OK - Osage Casino - Sand Springs

May 24 - Pigeon Forge, TN - Country Tonite Theatre

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