Drive By Truckers Fall 2010 Tour

Drive By Truckers announce their Fall 2010 Tour! Drive By Truckers is bringing their signature dirty, hearty, DIY sound to a venue near you this fall as they hit the road for the last time in 2010. Don’t forget, there’s a little more time before the deadline to enter the NUCI’S SPACE / DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS HALLOWEEN ROCK’N RAFFLE. The Winner will get all inclusive trip for two to see DBT in our beloved Richmond VA at The National (one of the greatest venues in America) on Halloween Weekend. Our dear artist Wes Freed (who does all DBT artwork) lives there and we’ll be going all out celebrating Halloween that Saturday Night. Prizes include airfare, VIP tickets for two (including Meet and Greet w/ band), hotel accommodations and spending cash. It’s a $2000.00 valued prize and entering is only $5 plus you’re supporting a great cause. Go to www.rocknraffle.com for more details. We’ve been wanting to play a Halloween Show in Richmond for years and are finally getting to do it (at least on the 29th and 30th). Richmond is a beautiful and somewhat haunted town that has inspired Edgar Allen Poe, Wes Freed and certainly us. The National is an amazing venue and Bobby Bare Jr is opening, playing songs off of his stellar new album “A Storm – A Tree – My Mother’s Head” which will be on my year end list. Drive By Truckers Tour Dates: Fri Sep 17 Memphis TN MINGLEWOOD MUSIC HALL Sat Sep 18 Bristol TN BRISTOL RHYTHM & ROOTS REUNION Sun Sep 19 Raleigh NC LINCOLN THEATER – OUTDOORS Wed Sep 22 Mobile AL SOUL KITCHEN Thu Sep 23 Houston TX HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON Fri Sep 24 Austin TX STUBBS OUTDOORS Sat Sep 25 Dallas TX HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS Sun Sep 26 Kansas City MO CROSSROADS Tue Sep 28 Madison WI MAJESTIC THEATER Wed Sep 29 Iowa City IA ENGLERT THEATRE Thu Sep 30 Minneapolis MN FIRST AVENUE Fri Oct 01 Milwaukee WI PABST THEATER Sat Oct 02 St Louis MO THE PAGEANT Sun Oct 03 Indianapolis IN THE VOGUE Tue Oct 05 Akron OH MUSICA Wed Oct 06 Columbus OH NEWPORT MUSIC HALL Thu Oct 07 Morgantown WV WVU – MOUNTAINLAIR BALLROOM Fri Oct 08 Louisville KY BROWN THEATER Sat Oct 09 Atlanta GA BUCKHEAD THEATER Thu Oct 28 Boone NC LEGENDS @ ASU Fri Oct 29 Richmond VA THE NATIONAL Sat Oct 30 Richmond VA THE NATIONAL Sun Oct 31 Charlotte NC THE FILLMORE CHARLOTTE Wed Nov 10 Glasgow, Scotland ABC-GLASGOW Fri Nov 12 Manchester UK ACADEMY 2 Sat Nov 13 Birmingham UK ACADEMY 2 Sun Nov 14 London UK SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE Mon Nov 15 Brighton UK CONCORD 2 Wed Nov 17 Amsterdam, Holland PARADISO Thu Nov 18 Groningen, Holland VERA Fri Nov 19 Berlin, Germany LIDO Sat Nov 20 Munich, Germany CLUB 59:1 Sun Nov 21 Milan, Italy SALUMERIA DELLA MUSICA Tue Nov 23 Barcelona, Spain RAZZMATAZZ 2 Wed Nov 24 Madrid, Spain SALA HEINEKEN Thu Nov 25 Continue reading

Drive By Truckers Outsell Taylor Swift

Drive By Truckers are quickly becoming a household name, even topping Taylor Swift in album sales this last week! My sincere congratulations go out to Drive By Truckers, who just a couple short years ago I saw perform a live show in an itty bitty venue in Phoenix Arizona to a half-drunk, crowd that mostly showed up on a friend’s begging. This week they left Taylor Swift in the dust in overall record sales, making themselves the top-selling country act for the first week of September (according to StreetPulse). Everywhere I go friends here in Oklahoma are telling me “Hey,have you heard that new band “Drive By Truckers?” and I just smile. I smile because we’ve been featuring Drive By Truckers for YEARS! You see, this is WHY I do what I do! I push press for artists I love as a born and raised country music fan because I want to share all of their hard work, trials and successes with other music lovers. I celebrate the achievements of  struggling artists and DIY touring bands because someday I hope I can help make their dreams come true. Sure, I may not know these guys personally, only through their music, but music can change lives.It’s the only thing I know that can hurt, heal, lift, or bring down a person in 3 minutes or less. It drives people to dream, inspires people to look at themselves in new light, even teaches how to handle struggles we all face. Of course now I’m way off track and you’re wondering what this has to do with Drive By Truckers right? Well, when you see a band like this playing in a dive bar in a strange town  for little more than gas money and a love of the music, you get humbled by the shared commitment to and importance of that music. And to see even ONE band go from that dive bar scene to beating the biggest sales pitch in Nashville is a success that I think ALL music fans can celebrate with me.Country Music Photo Gallery