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Moakler gets Sirius with tour

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Steve Moakler, who has enjoyed songwriting success, will headline The Highway Finds Tour this spring, with special guests Drew Baldridge and Smithfield.

The singer-songwriter, who launched as a Highway Find in 2016, will headline the 26-city tour, crisscrossing the country beginning March 16. The tour is the first ever country tour initiative by SiriusXM's "The Highway" and will include stops in Boston, New York, Nashville and Chicago.

"This will be our fourth consecutive spring headline tour, but I can already tell this one is going to be on another level," said Moakler. "Between 'The Highway's support, a brand new album, and two great opening acts, I think these are going to be our most exciting shows to date. "

The Pittsburgh native was on Billy Currington and Kelsea Ballerini on the Summer Forever Tour last year. He was then tapped as direct support on Old Dominion's Meat and Candy Tour through the end of 2016.

Moakler moved to Nashville in 2006 to pursue a career in music. He has penned songs covered by Jake Owen, Ben Rector and Dierks Bentley with his title track, "Riser."

Tour dates are
March 16 Charlotte, N.C. The Underground
March 17 Rome, Ga. Brewhouse Music and Grille <
March 18 Bowling Green, Kent. Warehouse at MT. Victor
March 22 Cleveland, Ohio House of Blues
March 23 Detroit, Mich. The Shelter
March 24 Warrendale, Pa. Jergel's Rhythm Grille
March 25 Lancaster, Pa. Chameleon Club
April 5 Knoxville, Tenn. The Concourse
April 6 Chattanooga, Tenn. Revelry Room
April 7 Tifton, Ga. The Gin
April 13 Austin, Texas Antone's
April 14 Houston, Texas House of Blues
April 15 Dallas, Texas House of Blues
April 21 Columbia, Mo. Rose Music Hall
April 22 Omaha, Neb. Bourbon Saloon Omaha
April 23 Denver, Colo. Marquis Theater
May 4 Springfield, Ill. Boondocks
May 5 Minneapolis, Minn. Triple Rock
May 6 Madison, Wisc. High Noon Saloon
May 10 Asbury Park, N.J. The Wonderbar
May 11 Boston, Mass. Brighton Music
May 12 New York, N.Y. Gramercy Theatre
May 13 Philadelphia, Pa. The Foundry
May 18 Nashville, Tenn. Cannery Ballroom
May 19 Louisville, Kent. Baxter's 942
May 20 Chicago, Ill. Joe's on Weed Street

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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... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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