Legendary group Shenandoah performed for more than 20,000 as they opened for Garth Brooks at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Saturday night's (May 13) sold out show was a stop on Brooks' World Tour, which also features his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
"There are only two places that I have felt a nervous rush of exciting energy before a show," notes Shenandoah lead singer Marty Raybon. "One is the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, two is and was the other night before we walked out on stage in Kansas City before thousands of Garth-O-Exciteamax. WOW!! What a time!! Still on a high!! Garth Brooks is an entertainer's entertainer! You can quote me on that!"
Shenandoah's Mike McGuire adds, "Last time we worked with Garth was at the 'Peach Festival' in Gaffney, SC when he opened up for us 20 years ago. My, my how things have changed! I know one thing for sure... he hasn't changed. He's still just as considerate and humble as he was all those years ago and we can't thank him enough for allowing Shenandoah to be a part of his huge World Tour. We are truly floored and honored!"
The concert was Brooks' 7th sold out show at the Sprint Center.
To cap off the weekend, on Sunday night's edition of NBC's The Voice, Lauren Duski from Team Blake performed Shenandoah's hit song "Ghost In This House."
"Lauren absolutely sang the stew out of that song," raves Raybon. "It was incredible."
Watch the full performance HERE.
Shenandoah fans will have the opportunity to see the GRAMMY® Awarding-winning group perform live on its 30th Anniversary tour throughout the remainder of the year.
Shenandoah 30th Anniversary Tour Dates:
May 25 - Tuolumne, CA - Black Oak Casino
May 26 - Tuolumne, CA - Black Oak Casino
June 1 - Salem, AR - North Arkansas Electric Coop
June 3 - Syria, VA - Graves Mountain Festival of Music
June 8 - Nashville, TN - UMG Bud Dome
June 10 - Emmetsburg, IA - Wild Rose Casino
June 11 - Nashville, TN - CMA Music Fest (Forever Country Stage)
June 23 - Tuscumbia, AL - Helen Keller Festival
June 24 - Calhoun, GA - Gem Theater
June 29 - San Antonio, TX - Thirsty Horse Saloon
June 30 - Rockwall, TX - Southern Junction
July 1 - Manson, WA - Mill Bay Casino
July 3 - Campbellsville, KY - 4th of July Celebration
July 7 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob's
July 15 - Alamosa, CO - Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
July 16 - Alamosa, CO - Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
July 20 - Clayton, NY - Clayton Opera House
July 21 - Elk River, MN - Sherburne County Fair
July 22 - Glencoe, MN - Heat In the Street Festival
July 28 - Florence, SC - Francis Marion University PAC
July 29 - Rural Retreat, VA - Heritage Days
Aug 4 - Schlenburg, TX - Schulenburg Festival
Aug 11- Franklin, NC - Smoky Mountain PAC
Aug 18 - Rainsville, AL - Music On the Mountain NACC
Aug 26 - Newkirk, OK - Southwind Casino
Aug 27 - Nashville, TN - Sam's Club
Sept 8 - Denton, NC - Denton Farm Park
Sept 9 - Appomattox, VA - Appomattox High School Auditorium
Sept 21 - Corpus Christi, TX - Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser
Sept 29 - Abilene, TX - Abilene Civic Center
Sept 30 - Hempstead, TX - Waller County Fair
Oct 6 - Barbourville, KY - Daniel Boone Festival
Oct 20 - Franklinton, LA - Washington Paris Fair
Oct 21 - George West, TX - Live Oak County Coliseum
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including #1 Hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South" and "Two Dozen Roses" from 1989, "Next to You, Next to Me" from 1990, and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" from 1994. The single "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart," which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music's coveted "Vocal Group of the Year" award.
For more information on Shenandoah, visit shenandoahband.com.
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