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Little Texas, Restless Heart and BlackHawk in "Triple Threat" tour

Monday, February 20, 2006 – Little Texas, Restless Heart and BlackHawk are hitting the road together in March on the "Triple Threat Tour," which starts March 3 in Reno, Nevada.

The tour is currently booked in 20 cities nationwide and will possibly continue into 2007.

"To my knowledge, this is the first time three platinum-selling vocal bands have toured together in the country music genre," says Little Texas bassist and spokesman Duane Propes. "For one thing, it's going to be great for the fans, 'cause they'll get a whole night full of great hits for one ticket price. For us, it's special because we're touring with Restless Heart, who are one of our biggest influences, and we'll be returning to the road with BlackHawk, who opened our first arena tour back in '94-'95. It's gonna be a night of great music and fun."

Little Texas is working on a new album. "We're currently in the studio between shows, tracking our upcoming album," Propes said. "We've spent the last two years writing and trying out the new material on the fans, and they've chosen the songs we're recording by their reactions. We'll continue using that formula on the Triple Threat tour. We've managed to jam just about every hit we've had into our live show, so nobody goes home without hearing their favorite Little Texas songs, but we want them to leave with some new music in their minds as well."

BlackHawk just signed a new record deal with Rust Records Nashville.

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