Sign up for newsletter
 

FGL announces more opening acts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – Florida Georgia Line announced three new support acts for The Smooth Tour 2017, which starts in June.

Morgan Wallen, Ryan Hurd and Russell Dickerson join the tour already including Nelly and Chris Lane.

Wallen's debut single, "The Way I Talk," has charted. Hurd and Dickerson have both been on Thomas Rhett's Home Tour and released EPs.

Backstreet Boys will be on the tour for three stadium concerts - Boston (July 7), Minneapolis (July 29) and Chicago (Aug. 12) - FGL's first-ever headlining stadium shows.

Tour dates are:
June 2 - Austin 360 Amphitheatre - Austin, TX *
June 3 - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX *
June 15 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY #
June 16 - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center - Darien Center, NY #
June 17 - BB&T Pavilion - Philadelphia, PA #
June 24 - Klipsch Music Center - Indianapolis, IN #
June 25 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO #
July 14-15 - The Amphitheater at the Wharf - Orange Beach, AL *
July 21 - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC *
July 22 - Hershey Park - Hershey, PA *
July 23 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY *
July 27 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK #
Aug. 3 - PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte, NC #
Aug. 4 - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA #
Aug. 5 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA #
Aug. 10 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY #
Aug. 11 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH #
Aug. 17 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ #
Aug. 18 - XFINITY Theatre - Hartford, CT #
Aug. 19 - KeyBank Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA #
Sept. 1-2 - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion - Gilford, NH *
Sept. 7 - Honda Center - Anaheim, CA +
Sept. 8 - Glen Helen Amphitheater - San Bernardino, CA +
Sept. 9 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA +
Sept. 10 - AK-Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ +
Sept. 14 - Toyota Amphitheatre - Wheatland, CA +
Sept. 15 - Concord Pavilion - Concord, CA +
Sept. 16 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA +
Sept. 21 - Toyota Center - Kennewick, WA +
Sept. 22 - Adams Center - Missoula, MT +
Sept. 23 - Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - Bozeman, MT +
Sept. 29 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT +
Sept. 30 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO +
Oct. 1 - ISLETA Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM +
Oct. 6 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA +
Oct. 7 - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater - Portland, OR +
Oct. 12 - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL *
Oct. 13 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL Fairgrounds - Tampa, FL *
Oct. 14 - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds - West Palm Beach, FL *
Oct. 19 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Birmingham, AL *
Oct. 20-21 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park - Alpharetta, GA *
* with Morgan Wallen
# with Ryan Hurd
+ with Russell Dickerson

Born in Sneedville, Tenn., Wallen began performing for his local church at three and went on to develop a strong love of country, rock and hip-hop. After moving to Music City in 2015, he's co-written with hitmakers like Craig Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, the Warren Brothers, Tommy Cecil and Matt Dragstrem. Wallen releaseda five-song EP "The Way I Talk."

Hurd claims co-pen credits on "Lonely Tonight" - Blake Shelton, "You Look Good" - Lady Antebellum and "I Wish I Was" - Maren Morris. Hurd's debut single will hit country airwaves this summer on RCA Nashville.

Dickerson released his EP, "Yours," featuring his current single and title track. Dickerson is the flagship artist on Triple Tigers Records, a joint venture with Sony Music.

More news for Florida Georgia Line

CD reviews for Florida Georgia Line

Dig Your Roots CD review - Dig Your Roots
From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance. That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. »»»
Anything Goes CD review - Anything Goes
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying. That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/ Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. »»»
Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll CD review - Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay. With "This is How We Roll," Tyler Hubbard (he's the one with the longer hair) and Brian Kelly follow the »»»
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: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
Concert Review: Turner bring it on (to his second) home – Frank Turner opined during the first of four sold-out nights of the Lost Evenings Festival that Boston was his home away from his British home. The likable, accessible singer hit the sweet spot not only with his perspective, but his performance as well demonstrated why. Turner made a major change in this year's festival. For the first time, he... »»»
Follow Country Standard Time  Subscribe to Country News Digest  Follow Country Standard Time on twitter  Visit Country Standard Time on Facebook 

Elsewhere in the news

Currently at the CST blogs

Wilson goes her own way After having huge success at the get go with "Redneck Woman," Wilson eventually went her own way and took a break. During her "hiatus," Wilson started her own label and was a "120 percent mom" to her teenage daughter.... »»»
Carll tells it like it is A visit with Hayes Carll finds him taking a rare day off at home to discuss new album "What It Is" co-produced by Brad Jones and Carll's girlfriend, Allison Moorer. "This album works around three themes; our relationship (he and Moorer), the world and myself.... »»»
Watson gets "Lucky" Dale (The Real Deal) Watson has been releasing hard country albums since 1995 and shows no signs of slowing down on his most recent release, "Call Me Lucky." This record marks his third effort recorded in Memphis, at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, with Watson's regular touring band, The Lone Stars.... »»»
The Long Ryders return to action The Long Ryders have come a long way since they were initially associated with other Los Angeles relatively retro acts collected under the Paisley Underground umbrella. Even back during the mid to late '80s,... »»»
Live at the Grey Eagle CD review - Live at the Grey Eagle
Let's just say Amanda Anne Platt and her five-piece band The Honeycutters had home court advantage playing in their hometown of Asheville, N.C. in what is as warm a live album as you'll hear. »»»
American Highway CD review - American Highway
Buckle up for a rollicking, joyful, adventuresome ride as Marty Brown drives flat-out down the straightaways and hugs tight the curves of the "American Highway." It's great to have Brown, who's written hits for Trace Adkins »»»
Front Porch CD review - Front Porch
Joy Williams' "Front Porch" album is a beautiful collection of acoustic, country-folk music. The title cut, for instance, includes sweet fiddling, while the rest of the album takes an appreciated low-key approach to its instrumentation. »»»
Hellbent CD review - Hellbent
Randy Rogers makes a big, bold statement with his title track, but it's the smaller insightful moment expressed through "Wine In A Coffee Cup" that stands out most. Rogers sings it empathetically over a swaying groove... »»»
When You're Ready CD review - When You're Ready
One of the most celebrated acoustic guitarists working within the Americana field, Molly Tuttle is two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year, the first female to be so honored. »»»
Stronger Than the Truth CD review - Stronger Than the Truth
The beauty of Reba McEntire's albums flows from her way with a phrase, knowing when to modulate to carry us deeper into sadness or joy and when to pull back when she wants us to listen quietly to the lessons of a tear falling. »»»